Airport Passenger Traffic Falls in August

Airport Passenger Traffic Falls in August

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 65.5% in August when compared to traffic one year ago. The number of passengers was down from 70,937 during August 2019 to 24,444 this year.

Last month passenger traffic was 21,713 and July month-over-month traffic was down 69.4%.

The Passenger Traffic Report shows passenger counts decreased for the three major carriers. American was down 60.2%, the Delta Group was down 69.2% and Silver Airways was down 86.3%.

The graph below shows the annualized number of passengers for the last 24-months. The annual rate of passengers at TIA in August was 560,230. Due to the major decline during the last four months, the annualized rate is 33.6% 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.

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