The latest information from the Tallahassee International Airport shows that November 2022 passenger traffic was 69,940. November traffic decreased 6.5% when compared to traffic one year ago. The number of passengers was down 4,895 from the 74,835 reported during November 2021.
Passenger traffic was down 7.7% or 5,857 passengers when compared to the pre-COVID passenger traffic (75,797) reported in November 2019.
Comparing current passenger traffic numbers to November 2019 traffic gives a more realistic view of traffic growth given the impact of the COVID pandemic. For this reason, we have included traffic from 2019 in the Passenger Traffic Report below.
Relative to 2019, the Passenger Traffic Report shows passenger counts were down 5.3% for American Airlines, the Delta Group was down 9.9% and Silver Airways was down 9.0%.
The graph below shows the annualized number of passengers for the last 37-months. The highlighted numbers on the graph indicate the annual traffic during the month of March over the last four years.
The annual rate of passengers at TIA in November 2022 was 824,835 down 0.64% when compared to the annual rate reported last month and up 33.02% when compared to one year ago. The annualized number of passengers is calculated by summing the previous 12 months of traffic.
If Tallahassee wants to grow the airport traffic their need to address ticket prices. I recently drove to Destin/Ft Walton Beach for a flight to Tulsa. Ticket from Destin was $468, tickets from Tallahassee were well north of $900.
I am pretty sure it is down because of the Weather up North. Some people do not realize what happens if you Cancel just ONE Flight let alone Thousands.
Filling the Airport Board positions with political cronies has worked out so well for us, NOT!