American Airlines Surpasses Pre-COVID Traffic in September

American Airlines Surpasses Pre-COVID Traffic in September

The latest information from the Tallahassee International Airport shows passenger traffic increased 138.3% in September when compared to traffic one year ago. The number of passengers was up from 25,643 during September 2020 to 61,095 this year.

The 138.3% increase this month is relative to September 2020 traffic when air travel was still feeling the impact of the COVID pandemic. Looking at September 2019 traffic gives a more realistic view of passenger traffic. For this reason, we have included traffic from 2019 in the Passenger Traffic Report below.

When compared to September 2019, September 2021 traffic of 61,095 was down 13.1% from 70,340 passengers two years ago.

Relative to 2019, the Passenger Traffic Report shows passenger counts were up 0.3% for American Airlines, the Delta Group was down 27.8% and Silver Airways was down 39.5%.

The graph below shows the annualized number of passengers for the last 25-months. The annual rate of passengers at TIA in September, 2021 was 538,222 – up 7.0% when compared to the annual rate reported last month.

The annualized number of passengers is calculated by summing the previous 12 months of traffic. Also included on the chart is annual traffic totals in September during the last three years.

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