The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on air travel. The latest information from the Tallahassee International Airport shows passenger traffic decreased 88.4% in May when compared to traffic one year ago. The number of passengers was down from 76,694 during May 2019 to 8,908 this year.
In April month-over-month traffic was down 95.7%.
The Passenger Traffic Report shows passenger counts decreased for the three major carriers. American was down 96.9%, the Delta Group was down 94.0% and Silver Airways was down 82.0%.
The graph below shows the annualized number of passengers for the last 24-months. The annual rate of passengers at TIA in May was 711,814. Due to the major decline in April and May, the annualized rate is 14.18% below the annual 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.