Syracuse University is hosting the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament this weekend. Media personel and fans have arrived, and continue to arrive, for tomorrow's Sweet 16 matchups. Hancock Airport Director of Aviation Christina Reale says they have seen an increase in the number of people in the terminal buildings.
"There are more cars in the parking lot, more people waiting in the terminal at the car rental counter," Reale says.
There are no additional flights or charter planes from Washington, Kentucky or West Virginia and Hancock Airport does not have direct flights coming in from those destinations. Reale says spring break vacations could also be a factor in traveler increase at the airport. She says they cannot tell exactly how many people are arriving for the tournament because of spring break travelers and connecting flights.