Port Authority reports busiest airports through first section of 2024

Posted: 4 June 2024 | | No comments yet

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have reported that their commercial airports have been busier than ever this year.

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that its commercial airports continued seeing a surge in passenger volume, recording the busiest first four months of the year ever. It was also the second-busiest April.


Compared to the same period in 2023, air travel at the Port Authority’s commercial airports was busier this January to April. The first four months of 2024 were the busiest start to a year on record for the region’s airports. 

This year, the region’s commercial airports have welcomed 44.6 million passengers, an increase of nearly 400,000 passengers from the first four months of 2023.

Approximately 12.2 million passengers used the Port Authority’s commercial airports in April 2024. This April’s total was the second highest all-time for the month of April, down about 33,000 from the record high in April 2023. International travel continued its upswing, jumping 6 percent from April 2023 to a new April record of over 4.2 million passengers. London, Paris, Toronto and Rome were among the month’s most popular foreign destinations.

April’s passenger volume surpassed March levels by about 83,000 passengers as spring travel demand grew.

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