Spokane Airport passenger traffic update

Update: The May 2011 numbers are available and its worse than expected.

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As of April 2011, passenger counts are running almost the same as 2010, suggesting 2011 will remain similar to or below 1996 passenger levels.

Airport passenger counts are a proxy indicator of the local economy. This suggests that Spokane’s economy is still stuck.

Felts Field air traffic has fallen a sharp 18.34% since a year earlier. Possibly due to the high cost of fuel – and (update) bad weather. (Update – if due to bad weather, we should see improvements in July and August. If we do not, then the problem lies elsewhere. Traffic was also down for May 2011.)

Related:

Change “Spain” to “Spokane” in that last sentence. Same thing here.

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