Passenger traffic at Denver International Airport on Saturday -- the day after Christmas -- was less than one third what it was one year ago, officials said.
On the day after Christmas last year, more than 110,000 thousand passengers passed through DIA, but as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, officials expected around 34,200 travelers on Saturday, said Alex Renteria, a spokesperson for DIA.
"People are just deciding to stay home this year," Renteria said.
Wait times throughout security were no longer than 10 minutes.
Throughout the holiday season, DIA, one of the busiest airports in the nation, has seen an overall decline in passengers by 49%.
Although Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are traditionally slow. Officials still expect that Sunday will be one of their busiest days of the holiday season and that more than 40,000 fliers will travel through the multiple concourses.
Officials are encouraging fliers to take advantage of multiple tools to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 such as VERIFly and Eats Delivered.
"We have several programs running throughout the airport to keep everyone as safe as possible," Renteria said.
"From VeriFLY which allows travelers to reserve a TSA security time to Eats Delivered, we are doing everything we can to keep people safe."