The holiday travel season has begun at the Boise Airport.

Overall, airport officials say travel is up 9 percent compared to this time last year.

On average about 8,500 passengers travel through the Boise Airport each day, but during the Thanksgiving holiday that number is expected to be closer to 12,000 travelers.

If you're one of them, the busiest travel days will be Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after the holiday.

The Boise Airport encourages travelers to arrive at least two hours before a scheduled flight during this busy travel season.