Lafayette Regional Airport Has Best Year on Record for Fourth Consecutive Year
The numbers just keep going up for Lafayette Regional Airport.
The Chairman of the Lafayette Airport Commission Matt Cruse says is was another record-breaking year as far as people using the airport.
For 2013, Cruse reports that enplanements totaled 236,264 which is an additional 4,912 more passengers boarding planes than in 2012.
Deplanements, or the amount of people flying into Lafayette, totaled 235,068 with more than 5,482 additional passengers in 2013 versus 2012.
Cruse says when all the information is totaled, there were 471,332 airplane passengers for 2013, which is an increase of 10,394 passengers over 2012's record year.
"We'd like to thank the travelers of Acadiana who chose Lafayette Regional Airport for their air travel needs. We know every traveler has a choice when making travel plans and we are grateful so many are choosing to fly Lafayette. This is our fourth record-breaking year in a row and we look forward to continuing to make improvements in 2014 to make that choice even easier."
The report also showed that the load factors, meaning the number of passengers flying on an airline compared to the number of seats available, continued to be high in December with the Delta Connection to Atlanta leading the the numbers with 91 percent of seats filled.
American Eagle/Dallas had 87 percent of their flights filled, while United Airlines/Houston run had a capacity of 85 percent.
Lafayette Regional Airport offers multiple daily nonstop flights to Atlanta, Dallas and Houston.