Holiday travel is in full swing

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - From the air to the road, holiday travel is in full force this Christmas Eve.

“We’ve been really busy. We’ve been really fortunate with our non-stop to Chicago has increased this year,” says Glen Demers who works at the Meridian Regional Airport.

Demers says the airport hosts tons of passengers during the holidays.

“We’ve seen a lot of families leaving for the holidays and also a lot of military going home. We’ve been really busy the whole week,” says Demers.

And Demers says the packed holiday travel is far from over, but there is still time to book a last minute flight if needed.

“It’s not slowing down, even tomorrow there’s a few seats open so if people want to get out they still can, but we have been very busy,” says Demers.

With the average price of gas in Mississippi dropping five cents last week, hitting the roads this holiday season is much easier.

“It’s busy. Thank God the gas is down,” says Meridian resident Helen Helms.

Gas is now just $1.97 a gallon.

Helms says after she is done traveling, she plans on spending Christmas Eve like most other holiday travelers, with loved ones waiting on a special treat.

“Go home and wait for Santa Claus,” says Helms.

Whether you're just passing through or reaching your destination, the queen city is filled with holiday travelers.