July traffic at T.F. Green increases 12.6% Y/Y

TRAFFIC AT T.F. GREEN increased 12.6 percent year over year in July. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.
TRAFFIC AT T.F. GREEN increased 12.6 percent year over year in July. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

WARWICK – Traffic at T.F. Green Airport increased 12.6 percent year over year in July, according to the most recent numbers from the R.I. Airport Corp., with 406,415 passengers getting on and off planes, compared with 360,905 one year prior.

Per usual, Southwest Airlines accounted for the largest share of travelers for the month at 150,578, or 37.1 percent of all traffic.

The airport’s new discount airlines, Allegiant Air, Frontier Airlines and Norwegian Air, accounted for a combined 17.9 percent of all traffic, or 72,923 passengers.

Read also: Norwegian Air to discontinue two seasonal flights from T.F. Green.

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There was also 7.6 million pounds of cargo that passed through the airport in July, a 245.5 percent increase year over year from 2.2 million in July 2017, due to shipping related to Amazon.com Inc. that has since been discontinued at the T.F. Green site.

Year to date in July, 2.5 million passengers had passed through T.F. Green, an 18.1 percent increase from 2.1 million in July 2017. Year-to-date cargo totals in July had increased 203.9 percent to 46 million pounds from 15.1 million pounds.

Chris Bergenheim is the PBN web editor. Email him at Bergenheim@PBN.com.

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