Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 2021-11-25


LR airport posts rise in passenger traffic

Business & Farm

— Noel Oman

Passenger traffic at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field through the first 10 months of 2021 is within 70% of levels the state’s largest airport saw before the covid-19 pandemic almost shut down air travel. A total of 1,369,869 passengers passed through the airport through October, more than the 500,000 passengers the airport saw in the same period last year, according to the latest data. Last month’s total, 172,690, was 95% of the level seen in October 2021 and 85% of October 2019, which was before the pandemic. Northwest Arkansas National Airport at Highfill saw its strongest month of the year in October when 146,846 passengers boarded or arrived at the airport. The total was more than 130% of the total passengers the airport saw in the same month in 2020. The airport almost topped 1 million passengers for the year, tallying 974,232, a 59% increase over the same period in 2020.


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