Big crowds expected at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - As early as five o'clock Wednesday morning, Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport was crowded with people as they boarded flights to Atlanta, Chicago and other locations throughout the country.

This year, fifty-three to fifty-five thousand people are expected to travel through the Birmingham airport. Last Thanksgiving, 71,000 people flew through the airport.

Nationwide air travel is expected to be down by six point seven percent.

If you are flying this holiday, experts suggest getting to the airport at least two hours or more before your flight departs.

As of early this morning, all inbound and outgoing flights are on time and there are no delays.