Business as usual at Armstrong Airport following Belgium attacks

Published: Mar. 23, 2016 at 12:54 PM CDT
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KENNER, LA (WVUE) - The Louis Armstrong International Airport is not on high-alert, following the bombings in Belgium. In fact, the atmosphere is cam and quiet, even as the line to get through the security checkpoint stretched about 50 to 60 yards.

TSA officials say that all operations are running smoothly, with large crowds were because of the amount of early flights. A lot of people leaving for spring break and the influx of people traveling this time of year.

Airport workers said they are keeping an eye on things, and if there is a need to go on high alert, they will put the word out.

The Department of Homeland Security is also monitoring airports and water ports as well, especially the Port of New Orleans as it is a major part of the national economy.

One traveler said she will not let the attacks affect her trip.

"I'm going to New York, and the only reason why am comfortable is because my siblings are with me," Adele Broussard said.  In general I am (nervous), but as far as overseas, you just got to pray for them. I'm not going there."

Although Armstrong Airport is not on high-alert, several airports around the country are, like New York's JFK and LaGuardia, as well as Chicago's O'Hare airport.

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