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 63.5% in September when compared to traffic one year ago. The number of passengers was down from 70,340 during September 2019 to 25,697 this year.
Last month passenger traffic was 21,713 and August month-over-month traffic was down 65.5%.
The Passenger Traffic Report shows passenger counts decreased for the three major carriers. American was down 50.2%, the Delta Group was down 73.3% and Silver Airways was down 74.6%.
The graph below shows the annualized number of passengers for the last 24-months. The annual rate of passengers at TIA in September was 515,679. Due to the major decline during the last seven months, the annualized rate is 39.4% 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.