Reporter’s Notebook

Tulsa International Airport recovers

after the pandemic

When Tatyana Nyborg, TCC Connection Metro Campus editor, traveled in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, Tulsa International Airport was half empty. Almost all restaurants and shops were closed at the airport, and everybody had to wear masks. A company located inside the airport offered pandemic tests for travelers.

Since the pandemic, the airport looks different now. The article highlights the changes at the airport.

Einstein Bros. Bagels restaurant was closed during the pandemic. It is open now and offers a variety of bagel sandwiches and drinks. Soft, cushioned chairs and sofas make dining comfortable. Photo by Tatyana Nyborg.
The number of shops inside the airport increased. A new shop selling items for traveling, including suitcases and pillows, and snacks, is opened in the area next to the informational center. Photo by Tatyana Nyborg.
A new shop “Sports Zone” offers t-shirts and souvenirs for Oklahoma State University and University of Oklahoma fans. Photo by Tatyana Nyborg.
Plenty of Tulsa-themed souvenirs are on display and are available for visitors to the city. Photo by Tatyana Nyborg.
Fulton Street, a bookstore, is located inside the boarding area of the airport. Photo by Tatyana Nyborg.
Several restaurants and a bar are currently open at the airport offering a variety of food, such as Mexican fare, bagels, hamburgers, and alcoholic drinks. Passengers enjoy eating at the restaurant sitting area and seeing arriving and departing airplanes through the large windows. Photo by Tatyana Nyborg.
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