STL Airport has served 3.5 Million Passengers through March

Posted on April 24, 2019 in Media Releases

Passenger growth at St. Louis Lambert International Airport has now extended for 43 straight months following the first quarter of 2019. Total passengers through the first three months of 2019 was 3,510,938, an increase of three percent over the first quarter of 2018.  March saw a 2.1 percent growth in total passengers or 1,351,083 passengers. This followed passenger growth of 2.4 percent in January and 4.9 percent in February. See latest reports.

“We’re really seeing the impact of additional flights and destinations that were added six to nine months ago extend into the new year for a strong winter and early spring travel season,” said STL Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge. 

Most recently, Southwest Airlines added non-stop service to Hartford, CT (BDL) in the fall of 2018. Sun Country Airlines made its STL debut last fall as well, with weekly flights to both Tampa, FL (TPA) and Fort Myers, FL (RSW). Frontier Airlines added new service to Jacksonville, FL (JAX), and seasonal service to West Palm Beach (PBI), with both routes carrying over into the first three months of 2019.  

STL’s airlines averaged 240 daily departures to 71 destinations totaling 21,540 departures through March 2019.  In April, airlines are scheduled for 255 daily departures, seven more than this time a year ago.