Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport announced Monday, May 14, it saw a sixth consecutive month of increased passenger traffic in March.
GSP said it served 179,897 passengers during the month, a more than 8 percent increase compared with 166,453 during March 2017.
For the year, the airport’s passenger traffic is up nearly 8 percent to 479,675 flyers, compared with 445,596 during the first three months of the previous year.
GSP said its passenger numbers are more than 3 percent higher than the national average, according to Airports Council International-World. And its airline load factors are more than 84 percent, which the airport described as “strong.”
“The growth that GSP is experiencing is the result of the convenience that people find in traveling to and from our airport,” said Dave Edwards, president and CEO of GSP, in a statement. “It highlights the trust that passengers and the business community have in us. We appreciate these relationships and are constantly working to exceed our customers’ needs and expectations.”
GSP said its cargo traffic also increased again in March to more than 5,658 tons, a nearly 42 percent increase compared with more than 3,988 tons during the same month of the previous year.
Year-to-date, the airport’s cargo traffic has jumped more than 33 percent to 14,026 tons, compared with 10,515 tons during the same period of 2017.
“We are excited to see our cargo traffic numbers climb,” Edwards added. “Cargo growth supports the Upstate’s economy and contributes to the region not only being one of the top places in the country for manufacturing but a key location for international business.”