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December & Year End 2017 – Monthly Statistics

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Hector International Airport airline passenger traffic in December showed a decrease when compared to the same month in 2016.  In December 2017, the passenger enplanements were 34,156.  This is a decrease of -2.0% when compared to the December 2016 passenger enplanements of 34,841.

Total passenger count for the month was 66,687, which is down -1.7% over the same period last year.

There were 588 air carrier departures with an average of 77 seats per flight in December and an average of 2,151 total daily passengers.

Airline City Aircraft Market Share Enplanement Change from Dec 2016
Delta Minneapolis & Atlanta A320, B738/9, MD90, B717, CRJ2/7/9 43% -8%
United Chicago & Denver CRJ2/7 & E145 22% 7%
Allegiant Las Vegas, Orlando & Phoenix A319/320 & MD80 18% 6%
American Chicago & Dallas E145 & E175 17% -4%
Passengers Dec 2017 Dec 2016 % Change YTD 2017 YTD 2016 % Change
Total 66,687 67,842 -1.7% 787,927 789,182 -0.2%
Enplaned 34,156 34,841 -2.0% 392,889 395,614 -0.7%
Deplaned 32,531 33,001 -1.4% 395,038 393,568 0.4%

Year End 2017 Summary 

Airline passenger traffic in 2017 at Hector International Airport showed a slight decrease as compared to 2016. In 2017, the total passenger enplanements were  392,889. This is a decrease of -0.7% when compared to 2016 passenger enplanements of 395,614.

Total passenger count for the year was 787,927, which is down -0.2% over 2016 which had 789,182 total passengers.

Hector Airport had 7,076 air carrier landings in 2017.

The passenger traffic numbers do not include 6,701 charter passengers that also enplaned from the various charter operators in 2017.

Airline City Market Share Change from 2016
Delta Minneapolis 41% -1%
United Chicago & Denver 23% -1%
Allegiant Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, Phoenix & Tampa 18% 0%
American Chicago & Dallas 18% 2%

Air Cargo 2017 Summary

Air cargo traffic at Hector International Airport showed a significant increase as compared to 2016.

In 2017,  3,869 air cargo aircraft landed with a total landed weight of 248,112,284 pounds as compared to 1,399 air cargo aircraft landed with a total landed weight of 52,779,056 pounds in 2016.


Air Traffic 2017 Summary

Air traffic operations showed an increase in 2017 over the previous year.  In 2017, there were 85,135 total operations compared to 74,276 in 2016.  This is an increase of 14.6%.  That equates to over 233 landings and departures every day.

Calendar Year Tower Operations % change from previous
2012 78,186 1.5%
2013 80,438 2.9%
2014 76,209 -5.3%
2015 74,654 -2.0%
2016 74,276 -0.5%
2017 85,135 14.6%
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