Passenger Traffic Continues to Climb at Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Posted: 31 August 2010 | Wayne County Airport Authority | No comments yet
Total passenger traffic at DTW grew for a third consecutive month in July 2010 and stabilized year-over-year passenger numbers for the first time in two years…
Total passenger traffic at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) grew for a third consecutive month in July 2010 and stabilized year-over-year passenger numbers for the first time in two years, according to Wayne County Airport Authority’s (WCAA) Division of Financial Planning and Analysis. 3,074,803 passengers flew through DTW last month – an increase of 3.4% over July 2009’s total of 2,973,505.
“It is encouraging to see passenger traffic at Detroit Metro Airport begin to trend upward again,” said WCAA Interim CEO Genelle Allen. “While ebbs in passenger traffic are normal over time, the Airport Authority is nonetheless pleased to see our business back on the climb.”
July’s passenger growth elevates DTW’s year-to-date (YTD) passenger count to 18,690,532—narrowly surpassing the total of 18,688,851 passengers who used the airport during the first seven months of 2009.
International passenger traffic in July 2010 jumped by 25.6% over the same month in 2009—pushing YTD international traffic through the airport up 2.3% over the same period last year.
Aircraft landings and take-offs continued to increase as well–up 6.0% year-over year for June and up 1.9% YTD.
See the attached monthly and YTD summary (p. 2) for more details.
Please note that airport statistics are subject to change as airlines report updates to WCAA.