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Record-breaking air traffic expected at South Florida airports over July 4th holiday

plane so many airplanes are in line on the runway waiting for take off
so many airplanes are in line on the runway waiting for take off
The July 4th travel crunch is in full swing for South Florida as major airports including Miami International, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach brace for record-breaking traffic, delays, and cancellations this holiday weekend.
At Miami International, approximately 725,000 travelers are expected to be flying between June 30th and July 4th, according to communications director Greg Chin.

Garages are anticipated to fill up by Thursday, and many airports are encouraging travelers to be dropped off or use ride-sharing services.

Chin says the airport is expecting 150-thousand passengers per day to pass through MIA.
Chin advised to arrive several hours early and “be prepared for delays and cancelations, there are airline and FAA staffing issues backing things up.”
The most travel, both on the road and in the sky, will take place on July 1st, with the lowest number of people hitting the bricks on July 4th.

The country has been plagued by flight cancellations and delays in recent months due to a major shortage in pilot and airline staff.

Major airline companies have stated that they struggle to alleviate the shortages due to a massive wave of resignations and layoffs during the pandemic.

Staff Writer, Julianna Caban, contributed to the story.