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Amherst, NY - So how will the President's visit impact travel in and out of the airport?

NFTA officials tell us that starting around 10 a.m. Thursday, they are guessing getting in and out of the airport might be an issue. Some roads might close, and you can also expect some flight delays as Air Force One makes this a no fly zone.

Inside the terminal, NFTA officials tell us it will be business as usual Thursday as Air Force One lands at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport. When the President arrives, a group of politicians including Congressman Brian Higgins and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown will greet him before he boards the bus for UB North.

"Now we're turning out attention to welcoming the president to our campus. So we're working closely with the White House advance team to get the arena ready, to prepare our president to welcome the President and to welcome the people who are going to be here to hear the President speak," says John DellaContrada with UB.

Many of those with tickets include many international students who have moved in this week.

"They come from different countries all over the world. You hear them around campus, and they're speaking their native tongues and one word pops out and that's Obama. Maybe you can't understand their native language, but you know the word Obama and you can hear the excitement in their voice," he says.

The excitement is also building at Charlie the Butcher's where they are getting ready for another potential Presidential visit.

"The last time President Clinton came in, there was no advance warning or anything. He just kind of showed up," says Charlie.

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