Spokane Airport’s Shrinking Passenger Count

Spokane Airport (GEG)

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Spokane Airport official in 2005:

“These numbers are a strong indicator that Spokane‘s economy is growing at a robust rate, faster than the nation as a whole,” he says. “As a region, that’s a point of pride.”

via SIA expects to soar to record | Journal of Business | Find Articles at BNET.

Today, there are fewer passengers in 2009-2010 than in 1996:

Source. The chart above truncates the SIA data at 1996, rather than 1990, because that is as far back as the Boise data went and the purpose of the chart was to compare the two airports.

In 2005, rising passenger counts were a sign of a strong economy. Falling passenger counts are a sign of ….______________________.

According to an article in the Phoenix Business Journal, Southwest will be “cutting several routes” from Spokane in the spring of 2011. Update: Cutting Salt Lake City and cutting one flight each from Seattle and Boise.

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