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GSP passenger traffic trending up, cargo increases 34 percent

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Monday, March 26, 2018

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GSP passenger traffic trending up, cargo increases 34 percent
Passenger and cargo traffic was up in January, compared to the same month in 2017.

Passenger traffic increased 6.8 percent.

It was the fourth straight month for an increase in passenger traffic, according to airport officials. GSP welcomed 154,489 passengers in January 2018 compared to 144,635 in January 2017.

“It’s an exciting trend for GSP. We have consistently seen more passengers and we are prepared for those numbers to keep climbing,” said GSP Airport District President/CEO Dave Edwards.

Cargo increased 34.5 percent and passenger load factors increased at an average of 72.7 percent.

Senator International, a logistics and forwarding freight airlines, in its first full year of operation with GSP,  handled 120 flights, moved nearly 20 million pounds of import and just over nine million pounds of export, in addition to servicing 700 Hot Shots (over two million pounds offloaded and 2.3 million pounds on loaded).

Senator International begins a schedule of three flights per week this year.

“This continued growth in cargo traffic supports the initial investment that the District made when launching Cerulean Aviation the division of the organization responsible for handling cargo traffic,” Edwards said. “These are just January numbers. We have every confidence that this trend will continue in 2018 making it one of the best years ever for GSP.”

 

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