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 58.5% in December when compared to traffic one year ago. The number of passengers was down from 78,462 during December 2019 to 32,524 this year.
Last month passenger traffic was 33,465 and November month-over-month traffic was down 55.8%.
The Passenger Traffic Report shows passenger counts decreased for the three major carriers. American was down 53.8%, the Delta Group was down 67.5% and Silver Airways was down 66.3%.
The graph below shows the annualized number of passengers for the last 24-months. The annual rate of passengers at TIA in December was 377,710. Due to the major decline during the last nine months, the annualized rate is 56.4% 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.