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December & Year End 2018 – Monthly Statistics

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Hector International Airport airline passenger traffic in December showed an increase when compared to the same month in 2017.  In December 2018, the passenger enplanements were 36,422.  This is an increase of 6.6% when compared to the December 2017 passenger enplanements of 34,156.

Total passenger count for the month was 71,870, which is up 7.8% over the same period last year.

There were 566 air carrier departures with an average of 79 seats per flight in December and an average of 2,318 total daily passengers.


Year End 2018 Summary 

Airline passenger traffic in 2018 at Hector International Airport showed an increase as compared to 2017. In 2018, the total passenger enplanements were 422,190. This is an increase of 7.5% when compared to 2017 passenger enplanements of 395,038.

Total passenger count for the year was 843,582, which is up 7.1% over 2017 which had 787,927 total passengers.

Hector Airport had 7,027 air carrier landings in 2018.

The passenger traffic numbers do not include 5,925 charter passengers that also enplaned from the various charter operators in 2018.


Air Cargo 2018 Summary

Air cargo traffic at Hector International Airport showed an increase as compared to 2017.

In 2018, 4,605 air cargo aircraft landed with a total landed weight of 275,305,359 pounds as compared to 3.869 air cargo aircraft landed with a total landed weight of 248,112,284 pounds in 2017.  This is an 11% increase  as compared to 2017.

UPS initiated air cargo service in Fargo on Nov. 2018.  The new air cargo routes have jet service to/from the UPS hub in Louisville, KY and feeder air cargo service to all of North Dakota and NW Minnesota.


Air Traffic 2018 Summary

Air traffic operations showed a decrease in 2018 over the previous year. In 2018, there were 80,206 total operations compared to 85,135 in 2017. This is a decrease of 5.8%.

Total annual air traffic operations equates to over 220 landings and departures every day.


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