Central Nebraska Regional Airport is seeing a busy season, despite air travel being down for the Thanksgiving holiday.
With an estimated 43 million Americans on the move this thanksgiving, only 10 percent are expected to fly. It's a nearly two percent decline from last year, but local officials say CNRA isn't part of the statistics.
"We're very busy," said Mike Olson, CNRA's director, "We're packed full."
"Our flight to Phoenix is full this afternoon... the next time you can get a seat out of Grand Island is Friday morning."
With gas prices down ten cents since this time last year, savings from the pump is getting passed down to consumers.
"When gas prices come down a dollar or two, airliners save millions of dollars a day on jet fuel," said Olson. Millions that translate to about $20 on a roundtrip ticket this Thanksgiving.
Roundtrip tickets in the cheap seats are down by 11 percent, despite less people traveling by air.