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More than 6,600 arrived in Kona between Friday and Tuesday

Despite the pandemic and advice from health and government officials, thousands traveled aboard planes to Hawaii ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Between Friday and Tuesday, 54,103 trans-Pacific passengers flew to the Aloha State, with 6,640 arriving at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport, according to data released by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. The arrival figures were up 37% and 49.7%, respectively, compared to the week prior.

“Traditional Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends are fun but can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu,” the CDC said last week. “The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is to celebrate with people in your household.”
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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