In July, 167,449 passengers flew in and out of ICT, making 13 consecutive months of increased passenger traffic. For the month, total traffic increased 7.37% over July 2018 and for the year, total traffic is up 7.53%. To date, 1,017,499 total passengers have flown in and out of ICT.
Fueling the growth is Allegiant’s new Destin service which started in June. Frontier’s low-fare service to Denver continues to have an impact. Comparing Q1 2018 with Q1 2019, passenger traffic to Denver has increased 92% while fares have decreased 47%. American Airlines also contributed with an 18% increase in enplanements.
Additional capacity also helped. In July, there were 9% more seats on 3.2% more flights. Even with the additional capacity, flights were pretty full, with an average load factor for July of 87%.
On the air cargo side, more tonnage is going out than coming in. Cargo enplaned tonnage decreased 5.36% while deplaned cargo tonnage increased 3.38%. For the year, enplaned cargo tonnage has increased 2.23% and deplaned cargo tonnage has increased 12.94%.
July 2019 Passenger Traffic
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