OKC VeloCity | 2018 marks all-time high for passenger traffic at Will Rogers World Airport

2018 marks all-time high for passenger traffic at Will Rogers World Airport

By Staff Reports / Inside OKC / January 21, 2019

Over 4.3 million travelers flew in and out of Will Rogers World Airport in 2018, setting another all-time record for passenger traffic.

Per year-end numbers released today by the Department of Airports, 4,341,159 passengers passed through the airport in calendar year 2018 surpassing 2017’s numbers by 10.48% or 415,801 travelers.

This is the second year in a row WRWA has set traffic records. The airport experienced 15 consecutive months of growth with seven of those months reporting double-digit increases. The airport actually surpassed 2017’s record in November, reporting 391,865 more passengers year-over year with December’s number ending the record year with an exclamation point.

Key air service announcements played a role in the numbers gain. Southwest Airlines added daily nonstop service to Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) and weekly service to Nashville. Daily nonstop service to Philadelphia and Phoenix was initiated on American Airlines. American will also serve DCA nonstop beginning in February. Allegiant Airlines added more flights to Destin, FL and Los Angeles, CA. Larger aircraft by several of the carriers created additional capacity for OKC flyers.

See a month-by-month passenger traffic breakdown here.

 

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