The latest news for California airports is mostly good for the industry crawling back from the recession.
Passenger numbers were up at SFO in July by 8.7% and 10.2% year to date. Domestic was up 12.2% while international rose 4.5%. The Bay Area’s economy appears to be the strongest in the state.
At LAX passenger numbers were up 1.96% and 3.3% year to date.
At Fresno Air Terminal 130,000 passengers were counted- a record for any month. That’s an increase of 4.3% over the same month a year ago, and a 5% year-to-date increase on new flights departing from Fresno.
In Bakersfield July saw 24,194 total passengers compared to 22,010 in July 2011, a 10% jump.
At the San Luis Obispo airport August numbers are in they are up for the firt time in many months – up 1.5% to 24,845 compared to August 2011. The numbers fell 1.3% in July.