The latest numbers for the Tallahassee International Airport (TIA) show passenger traffic declined in March of this year when compared to March’s traffic in 2015.
The numbers for March 2016 show a 7.4% decrease in passenger traffic. The number of passengers decreased from 63,487 during last March to 58,785 this year. These number follow a modest increase in February traffic.
The Passenger Traffic Report below shows passenger counts for the three major carriers. Only American showed a positive gain for March.
The year-to-date numbers for 2016 shows that passenger traffic has declined by 4.6% when compared to the first three months of last year.
The graph below shows the annualized number of passengers for the last 12-months. Annualized number of passengers is calculated by summing the previous 12 months of traffic for each month.
Except for growth in October and November, passenger traffic has been on a steady decline over the last 12 months.
They should look to see if the declines match the increases at Valdosta, Albany and Jacksonville airports where you can fly out/in much cheaper than TIA (even considering paying for parking).
Where are the International flights to again?
Flew from TIA this week. Main terminal is in process of renovation. Seems like the last time I used it, it was being renovated as well. For an airport with such low traffic, the city seems to always be giving it a face-lift. Maybe they could use that money as incentives for another airline instead of wasting it on new floors in the check in area?
How would they pay off their crony buddies then?
That international airport designation sure hasn’t made a positive impact. COT once again wastes money so our elected officials can feel important.
The short term decline is because Legislative Session was in January and February this year.
Long term, the TLH Airport must attract a low cost carrier to the airport to increase the traffic in a substantial way. The market for the current routes is pretty finite.
As for me, I make the trip to Panama City and JAX at least twice a year to fly. I cannot justify billing my clients an extra 400 dollars to fly out of Tallahassee.
Was American’s gain as a result of the merger with US Airways and those numbers being combined?