Friday is Clinton National Airport's busiest day of the Christmas season

Friday is the busiest day of the Christmas season for Clinton National Airport.

About 7,500 passengers came through at the airport Friday, according to spokesman Shane Carter. The number of passengers at the airport on a single day is typically highest around Thanksgiving because most people are traveling at the same time, but during Christmas arrivals and departures tend to be more staggered based on the flexibility of work schedules.

Construction still going on at the airport and will be completed by the end of February. The work, however, is mostly done at night and is not a problem for passengers.

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