The Chairman of the Lafayette Airport Commission says November's enplaned passenger numbers are the highest on record for the month in the history of Lafayette Regional Airport.

19,629 passengers boarded planes at Lafayette Regional, while 19,627 passengers deplaned, also the highest number on record for the month.

Chairman Matt Cruse says,

"November was another great month for the airport. The high number of passengers were helped by holiday travel for Thanksgiving. The last four months have been record setting, and we have erased a 14 percent deficit we started the year out with due to flight cancellations because of weather in January and February. If we have a large number of passengers through the month of December, we are optimistic it will be another record-breaking year."

Cruse adds that load factors, or the number of passengers flying on an airline compared to the number of seats that are available, continued to be high for the month of November.

He says the Delta Connection/Atlanta lead the way with 89.4 percent of their seats filled being filled in November, followed by American Eagle/Dallas with 86 percent and United Airlines/Houston with 83.2 percent.

Lafayette Regional Airport offers daily flights to Atlanta, Dallas and Houston.