STL Passenger Growth Streak Helps Finish Strong Fiscal Year

Posted on July 30, 2019 in Media Releases

(July 30, 2019 - St. Louis, MO) St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) has recorded 46 straight months of passenger growth with that streak helping to produce passenger growth of four percent through the 2019 Fiscal Year. In the last fiscal year ending in June, STL served 15,822,218 total passengers, nearly 673,000 passengers more than in FY2018. Enplanements topped out at 7,915,216 passengers and deplanements (arrivals) topped out at 7,907,002 passengers between July 2018 and June 2019.

For the 2019 calendar year, STL is tracking at 2.5 percent growth in total passengers serving 7,577,359 through June. Total passenger growth for June was one percent, or 1,478,974 total passengers.

“We recently surpassed originating or local passenger traffic levels not seen since 2000 and we’re still seeing positive gains locally with our originating traffic which is extremely encouraging,” said STL Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge.

Originating traffic accounted for 77 percent of all enplanements in FY2019, up 3.2 percent. Connecting traffic was at 23 percent of all enplanements for an increase of 6.8 percent versus FY2018. Southwest Airlines holds a 60.7 percent market share in enplanements, up from 58.9 percent in FY2018. American Airlines holds a 15.1 percent market share. Delta Air Lines holds a 10.7 percent market share. 

STL airlines averaged 253 average daily passenger aircraft departures in FY 2018 for a total of 92,624. Cargo departures averaged four flights per day for a total of 1,514 for the fiscal year. Total aircraft departures in FY2019 was 94,139.

Airlines at STL are scheduled to operate 258 peak daily departures in August, up from 253 a year ago. STL has service to 70 non-stop destinations.