In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the latest information from the Tallahassee International Airport shows that passenger traffic decreased 48.1% in March when compared to traffic one year ago. The number of passengers was down from 73,055 in last March to 37,918 this year.
The full impact of COVID-19 will not be evident until April numbers are reported.
The Passenger Traffic Report shows passenger counts decreased for the three major carriers. American was down 45.6%, the Delta Group was down 53.5% and Silver Airways was down 24.5%.
The graph below shows the annualized number of passengers for the last 24-months. The annual rate of passengers at TIA in March was 846,699. Despite the major decline in April, this is still 3.16% above the annualized rate reported during this month last year. The annualized number of passengers is calculated by summing the previous 12 months of traffic.
The annualized passenger traffic before the Great Recession was approximately 947,000 in 2007.