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Fort Wayne International Airport says 2013 passenger traffic increased five percent, compared to the previous year. Executive Director Scott Hinderman believes the growth is due in part to airfares becoming "more and more competitive."
January 20, 2014
Fort Wayne, Ind. -- Passenger traffic at Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) increased five percent in 2013, marking the fourth consecutive year of growth for the airport. Passenger enplanements, or the number of people boarding flights at FWA, were 298,661 last year, compared to 284,465 in 2012. Total traffic for the airport, which includes passengers arriving to and departing from FWA, was 592,968 in 2013 compared to 564,777 in 2012.
"In addition to the convenience of using FWA, our airfares are becoming more and more competitive with other airports in the region. Travelers might be surprised to find that when you factor in gas, parking, possibly an overnight hotel stay, and your time, FWA is the more affordable choice," said Scott Hinderman, Executive Director of Airports. "We encourage travelers to check FWA the next time they need to travel. They might like what they find."
In 2013, FWA was able to retain its current flight schedule and welcome a new route to Phoenix/Mesa via Allegiant, a big success in an industry that is currently experiencing little growth. In 2014, the Airport Authority will continue efforts to add a northeast hub destination to the schedule in response to the community’s demand for access to that region of the country.
"FWA is the community's airport. We do all that we can to make sure we’re offering not only the flight options and amenities travelers need but convenient access, clean facilities, and a comfortable atmosphere as well," said Hinderman."We hope that in 2014 travelers will continue to learn the benefits of flying from their hometown airport."
Visit www.flyfwa.com to make reservations on one of FWA’s four air carriers – Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines.
About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field Airport. Since FWACAA’s inception, Fort Wayne International Airport has undergone an aggressive improvement plan which included expansion of the terminal and parking areas, upgrades to the runways, and the creation of an Air Trade Center and Foreign Trade Zone to promote economic development in Northeast Indiana. As a result of FWACAA’s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. The Authority is governed by a six–member board appointed by both the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit www.FWAirport.com.
Source: Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority