Dubbed â€œSanta Skylanes,â€ the expanded air space will help Santa — and commercial air traffic â€” navigate the nation’s busy airspace.
Here is what Peters had to say about this important order:
We know Santa Claus must adhere to a really tight schedule to get to every house on his list. Allowing him to use military airspace will ensure that crowded skies wonâ€™t mean empty stockings on Christmas morning. It just wouldnâ€™t do to have the gridlock Grinch stealing Christmas.
These lanes were also opened to commercial air traffic, though not Santa, at Thanksgiving. Over that weekend the additional space was used by 2,400 flights.