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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Jetport Sets All-Time Passenger Record - 1.78 Million Passengers Use Facility in 2016

The Portland International Jetport (PWM) today announced an all-time record year for traffic, with 1,785,649 passengers in 2016.  The achievement surpasses 2015’s total of 1,728,746 passengers – an increase of 3.2%.  Additionally, this milestone marks a 1.3% increase over the previous record of 1,762,925 passengers set in 2008.


“Reaching our all-time record year is a real win for the Portland Jetport,” said Paul Bradbury, Airport Director. “Here in the New England region we have seen significant consolidation of air service into Boston-Logan. Portland and Boston are the only two New England airports at all-time record levels. This is a real testament to the exceptional destination that Portland is, and to our economy which accesses the global air transportation system from PWM.”


The Jetport’s all-time record year was credited to a culmination of several air service partners adding larger aircraft and greater frequency in and out of PWM.  Below are some highlights:


·         American Airlines added a second daily Charlotte flight

·         Elite Airways added non-stop service to Sarasota, FL and expanded their Melbourne, FL service

·         Southwest Airlines extended their summer schedule through November

·         United Airlines added larger aircraft on Chicago, Newark, and Washington Dulles


“The great news is that Portland is well positioned for additional growth in 2017,” said Zach Sundquist, Assistant Airport Director. “Looking forward, we have 5.5% more seats available in the first six months of 2017 then we had in the first six months of 2016,” he continued.


The Jetport is currently seeking local business input to sharpen its air service development focus. Business travelers are invited to visit biz.portlandjetport.org to add their travel needs to the Jetport’s air service wish list.

 

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