(Cedar Rapids, IA): This is an all-around record breaking year for The Eastern Iowa Airport! Since December 2013, The Eastern Iowa Airport has broken its all-time record passenger numbers month after month. October 2014 numbers came in and for the 11th straight month there has been more passenger traffic than ever before.

 

2014 Passenger Record Previous Record year Previous passenger record
October 2014 96,563 2007 94,574
September 2014 86,497 2007 81,566
August 2014 97,147 2007 91,914
July 2014 103,712 2007 95,105
June 2014 101,627 2007 99,494
May 2014 97,780 2007 92,755
April 2014 90,728 2013 85,676
March 2014 109,653 2013 99,664
February 2014 82,830 2013 79,359
January 2014 83,664 2007 81,690
December 2013 89,869 2002 87,552

 

October was up 10.8 percent over 2013 making the overall year-to-date increase in passenger traffic 9.5 percent.

 

“This is the first time in history we have experienced this level of sustained growth,” said Don Swanson, Director of Finance and the acting Airport Director. “The longest stretch that we have found in our history was in 2007 with 7 straight record months.”

 

The growth is happening with an increase in the size of aircraft at The Eastern Iowa Airport coupled with increased passenger traffic. While each airline has experienced year-over-year growth in enplanements, the most significant increases by airline in October happened with Allegiant Air with a 36.7 percent year-over-year increase in enplaned passengers and Delta Airlines with a 12.4 percent year-over-year increase in enplaned passengers.

 

 

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Heather Wilson

Director of Marketing and Communication

The Eastern Iowa Airport

Office: (319) 731-5719

h.wilson@eiairport.org

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