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San Diego International Airport Serves Record Number of Passengers in 2014

Increase in nonstops and improved economy among contributing factors

Friday, January 23, 2015

SAN DIEGO – January 23, 2015 – San Diego International Airport (SAN) served a record 18.7 million passengers in 2014, the highest total since 2007. SAN also set new records for total passenger boarding and international passengers.

Last year’s total of 18,756,997 passengers exceeded the previous record of 18,326,734 set in 2007 by 2.3 percent. For the year, passenger totals in 2014 increased by 5.9 percent over 2013.

SAN also served 672,972 international passengers in 2014, a 7.2 percent increase over 2013, and the third consecutive year SAN had a record-breaking increase in this category.

In another important category, SAN set a record for total enplanements, or departing passengers, in 2014 with 9,383,793; a 2.3 percent increase over the previous record set in 2007.

“By virtually any passenger metric, San Diego International Airport has seen exceptionally strong and steady growth in recent years,” said Thella F. Bowens, President/CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. “Our goal has always been to offer more and better air travel options, and to make flying in and out of San Diego as convenient as possible. These numbers show that our efforts are bearing fruit.”

Bowens attributed the increases to a number of factors, including:

  • Increase in the number of nonstop flights,
  • New routes and destinations,
  • Enhancements of Airport and airline capacity,
  • Steady improvement in the economy.

Detailed reports of SAN air traffic statistics are available at www.san.org/News/Air-Traffic-Reports.

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