Missoula airport sees Thanksgiving travel surge, officials preparing for Christmas traffic

Thanksgiving travel hit record highs at the Missoula airport, which is forcing officials to think about the kind of rush they will receive on Christmas.

“We are just ticking up our expectations now for Christmas based on what we did for Thanksgiving, so we are actually coming up with some overflow parking plan because of what we had at Thanksgiving,” airport director Brian Ellestad said.