Easier traffic experience so far for Cherry Point Air Show

CHERRY POINT, N.C. (WITN) – As day two of the 2024 Cherry Point Air Show ramps up, traffic seems to be flowing better compared to Saturday.

Saturday, thousands of drivers were at a standstill for several hours as they made their way to the event. Due to heavy traffic, gates were opened at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Our Amarachi Uche arrived at base at 7:30 a.m. and got inside without any issues.

Cherry Point Commanding Officer Col. Brendan Burks gave a statement Saturday about the heavy traffic and hoped people would return Sunday.

“We apologize for the heavy traffic delays and are continuing to work with our local and state partners to refine traffic flows and reduce delays ahead of tomorrow’s show,” Burks said.

Although the gates opened earlier, Burks said to still plan for an unusually high volume of traffic in the area.

“General public should use Cunningham and Marylou Gates off of NC Highway 101. Also, guests with issued parking passes can aid traffic flow by prominently displaying the credentials so they are easily visible to sentries and parking control attendants,” Burks said.

We’re told that premium seating ticket holders who were unable to attend because of traffic impacts, your tickets will be honored Sunday.