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GSP Passenger, Cargo Traffic Up For 8th Consecutive Month

Jul 12, 2018 03:26PM ● By Kathleen Maris
Passenger and cargo traffic at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport continues to tick upwards. Numbers in both categories have been on the rise for eight consecutive months.

May 2018 passenger traffic (196,894) was up 3.6 percent when compared to May 2017 (189,991). Cargo traffic rose 26.3 percent and passenger load factors were strong at an average of 84.7 percent.

“This continued growth is exciting,” said Dave Edwards, GSP’s president and CEO. “We are looking forward to seeing these numbers continue to increase with the addition of a sixth airline operating from GSP and additional cargo flights.”

Several new nonstop flights have been announced for GSP. Earlier this week, Delta Airlines added two additional daily nonstop flights to New York City for a total of three. Starting Sept. 8, Frontier Airlines will offer nonstop flights to Denver, Las Vegas, and Orlando. Frontier will launch new nonstop service to Tampa in November. Starting Dec. 19, American Airlines will offer two daily nonstop flights to Miami.

In May, more than 9.7 million pounds of cargo passed through GSP compared to more than 7.6 million pounds in May 2017. Senator International, a German-based freight shipping and logistics company, added weekly cargo flights from GSP to Querétaro Intercontinental Airport (QRO). GSP will also be the entry point for 550 horses competing in this fall’s World Equestrian Games in Mill Spring, N.C.