St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) recorded a 4.2 percent increase in overall passenger traffic through the first quarter of 2018. In the first three months of the year, STL served 3,393,841 passengers versus 3,256,042 passengers in the first quarter of 2017.
Total passengers (arriving and departing) in March 2018 were up 4.4 percent over a year ago totaling 1,320,218 passengers. STL has now logged 31 straight months of passenger growth since the fall of 2015. In 2017 the Airport grew total passenger traffic 5.5 percent, totaling 14.7 million passengers. Find latest air traffic activity reports here.
“In the last few years, we’ve seen passenger growth push through the winter months into the Spring Break travel season showing that demand is growing strong throughout the year,” said STL Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge. “We’ve since added new flights and destinations in April and will launch trans-Atlantic international service to Iceland later this month that should really give us momentum through the end of 2018.”
Southwest Airlines launched new service to Sacramento, CA (SMF) and San Jose, CA (SJC) on April 9. WOW air will begin four flights per week with service to Keflavik International Airport (KEF) in Reykjavik, Iceland on May 17. That service will expand to five eekly flights from June 3 through September 23. Near the end of the peak summer travel season, Southwest will launch new non-stop service to Hartford, CT (BDL) on August 7.
STL’s airlines will hit a peak of more than 260 daily departures to 73 destinations this summer.