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Shreveport Regional Airport Sees Growth in Passenger Traffic

 

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photo by John Lee, KEEL News

Activity is picking up at Shreveport Regional Airport.  

Figures just released by the Shreveport Airport Authority show that the number of people flying into and out of Shreveport Regional has increased for each of the past eight months when compared to the same months the year before.  The Airport Authority says this upward trend began in November of last year and has continued each month since then.

Year-to-date, that number is up 8.6% over what it was last year.  Or, to put it another way, nearly 304,000 passengers have chosen to Fly Shreveport during the first six months of this year.  That’s an increase of more than 24,000 passengers over the same period last year.

In addition, the load factor, or the percentage of available seats filled with paying passengers, has remained above 80% since November and has even reached 90% in certain months.  The Airport Authority says this is a key metric that airlines use when considering whether to add more flights or increase seating capacity with larger aircraft.

“We are pleased to see the increase in usage at Shreveport Regional, said Airports Director Bryant Francis. “We believe it is a sign that our customers, both residents and visitors alike, have increasing comfort and confidence in our facilities and the air service which exists here through our airline partners.”

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