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December 2020 & Year-End Statistics

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Hector International Airport’s airline passenger traffic in December showed another decrease when compared to the same month in 2019.  In December 2020, the passenger enplanements were 19,820.  This is a decrease of -56.9% when compared to the December 2019 passenger enplanements of 46,021.

The total passenger count for the month was 38,850, which is down -56.5% over the same period last year.

There were 489 air carrier departures with an average of 78 seats per flight in December and an average of 1,234 total daily passengers.

Airline City Aircraft Market Share Enplanement Change from Dec 2019
Delta Minneapolis A319/321 & CRJ9 25% -71%
United Chicago & Denver CRJ2/7, E145 & E175 23% -50%
Allegiant Las Vegas, Nashville, Orlando & Phoenix A319/320 20% -49%
American Chicago, Dallas & Phoenix E145, E175 & CR9 26% -42%
Frontier Denver A319/320 6% -62%
Passengers Dec 2020 Dec 2019 % Change YTD 2020 YTD 2019 % Change
Total 38,850 89,409 -56.5% 478,604 939,720 -49.1%
Enplaned 19,820 46,021 -56.9% 238,508 417,333 -49.4%
Deplaned 19,030 43,388 -56.1% 240,096 468,387 -48.7%


Year-End 2020 Summary

Airline passenger traffic in 2020 at Hector International Airport showed a decrease as compared to 2019 as COVID has had a significant impact on travel.  In 2020, the total passenger enplanements were 238,508. This is a decrease of -49.4% when compared to the 2019 passenger enplanements of 471,333.

The total passenger count for the year was 478,604, which is down -49.1% over 2019 which had 939,720 total passengers.

Hector Airport had 5,000 air carrier landings in 2020.

The passenger traffic numbers do not include 1,669 charter passengers that also enplaned from the various charter operators in 2020.

Airline City Market Share Change from 2019
Delta Minneapolis & Atlanta* 29% -8%
United Chicago & Denver 21% -2%
Allegiant Las Vegas, Los Angeles*, Nashville, Orlando* & Phoenix 22% -5%
American Chicago, Dallas & Phoenix* 23% 6%
Frontier Denver & Phoenix* 5% 0%
* denotes seasonal service


Air Cargo 2020 Summary – Record Year

In 2020, 6,185 air cargo aircraft landed with a total landed weight of 420,270,416 pounds as compared to 6,203 air cargo aircraft landed with a 2019 total landed weight of 391,019,295 pounds.  This is a 7.5% increase over the previous record year. 

FedEx started air cargo hub service in late 2016 and UPS started air cargo hub service in late 2018.

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