T.F. Green traffic in June dips from 2018 peak

TRAFFIC AT T.F. GREEN Airport in June declined 11.1% year over year to 344,550 passengers, according to the R.I. Airport Corp. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

PROVIDENCE – Traffic at T.F. Green Airport in June declined 11.1% year over year to 344,550 passengers but remained higher than traffic in 2017, 2016 and 2015, according to the R.I. Airport Corp.

The traffic decline was largely attributable to passenger declines at Frontier Airlines, Norwegian Air, and Southwest Airlines, which combined for a year-over-year decline of 59,209 passengers. In June 2018, traffic had increased 18.3% year over year, boosted by the introduction of several discount airlines. Declines in June were offset by a 7,753-passenger increase at American Airlines, among other airline increases.

Traffic at T.F. Green has generally trended upward since a sharp decline that coincided with the 2008 recession.


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Carrier passenger traffic at T.F. Green in June:

  • Southwest Airlines traffic totaled 122,298, a 10.1% decline year over year.
  • American Airlines passengers totaled 90,437, a 9.4% increase year over year.
  • Delta Airlines traffic totaled 42,206, a 6.8% increase year over year.
  • United Airlines traffic totaled 27,080, a 12.1% decline year over year.
  • JetBlue Airways traffic totaled 23,078, a 9.2% increase year over year.
  • Frontier Airlines traffic totaled 17,109, a 61.6% decline year over year.
  • Sun Country Airlines traffic totaled 9,752; the airline did not operate at T.F. Green in June 2018. (The airline recently announced it will end several seasonal routes early this year.)
  • Allegiant passengers totaled 6,624, a 12.3% decline year over year.
  • Norwegian Air traffic totaled 3,900, an 82.2% decline year over year. (Norwegian will cease operation at T.F. Green on Sept. 15.)
  • Air Canada traffic totaled 1,601, an 18.7% decline year over year.
  • Charter flight passengers totaled 426 in June, a 43.9% increase year over year.
  • Southern Airways Express totaled 39 passengers. The carrier did not operate at T.F. Green in 2018.
  • SATA International traffic totaled 1,286 in June 2018 and did not operate in June 2019.

Cargo processed at T.F. Green totaled 2.2 million pounds, a decline from 7.5 million pounds one year prior. The decline is related to the departure of package processing for Amazon.com Inc., which relocated to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn.

Year-to-date traffic at T.F. Green Airport in June declined 9.6% year over year to 1.9 million total passengers enplaned and deplaned.

Chris Bergenheim is the PBN web editor. You may reach him at Bergenheim@PBN.com.

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