Jan 15, 2014 9:53 AM by Press Release
Lafayette Airport Commission Chairman Matt Cruse reports Lafayette Regional Airport saw another record-breaking year for passengers in 2013. For the year, enplanements totaled 236,264 (4,912 more passengers over 2012) and deplanements totaled 235,068 (5,482 more passengers over 2012). The total number of passengers was 471,332 for the year, an increase of 10,394 passengers over 2012's record year.
"We'd like to thank the travelers of Acadiana who chose Lafayette Regional Airport for their air travel needs," says Cruse. "We know every traveler has a choice when making travel plans and we are grateful so many are choosing to fly Lafayette. This is our fourth record-breaking year in a row and we look forward to continuing to make improvements in 2014 to make that choice even easier."
The airport finished the year with a strong December. During the month, 18,880 passengers boarded planes at the airport, which is the highest total ever for December. Another 18,359 passengers deplaned, also the highest number on record for the month.
Load factors, the number of passengers flying on an airline compared to the number of seats available, continued to be high in December for all three carriers. Leading the way was Delta Connection/Atlanta with 91 percent of seats filled, followed by American Eagle/Dallas with 87 percent and United Airlines/Houston with 85 percent.
Lafayette Regional Airport offers multiple daily nonstop flights to Atlanta, Dallas and Houston.
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