Midwestindy wrote:Official numbers are out for the airport
https://www.indianapolisairport.com/abo ... tory-again
https://d1j6zi7czwjuok.cloudfront.net/i ... Report.pdf
Total Pax-8,770,308 only 3% growth, however that growth number is held down by Jan-May, from June-August and Oct-Dec enplanement growth was at around 6%...
AA and DL finished both finished barely under 2 million pax, both had 22.3% market share
WN finished barely under 3 million pax, 33.0%
UA finished with over 1 million pax, 13.5%
G4 finished with 372,014 pax
For 2018, 9 million should be pretty easy, I expect DL and AA to be over 2 million with WN likely over 3 million as well.
From the press release
“Our West Coast growth has been in the works for several years, starting with San Francisco, and has been driven significantly by Indy’s tech sector growth,” said Marsha Stone, senior director of commercial enterprise. “Last year we saw those efforts really take off with the inaugural flight to Seattle via Alaska Airlines and the addition of new nonstop flights into Oakland and San Diego. Nonstop service to West Coast hubs is often cited as a critical factor for corporate relocation and expansion. According to Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis’ “Tech Thirty” report, Indianapolis ranks fourth among major metros in tech employment growth over the last few years."
"Rodriguez said the Indy airport’s growth is also a big vote of confidence from airlines – specific to the Indy market.
That confidence was demonstrated with emphasis last year when Delta Air Lines announced the first-ever, year-round nonstop transatlantic flight from Indy to Paris – a big win for Indiana as a whole with the potential for $50 million in annual economic impact"
August-October numbers were probably pulled down by Florida/Texas/Carribean disasters. September actually had a YOY decline, but its interesting to see that growth accelerated through the second half of the year compared to the first half. SFO (UA and VX) and G4 seemed the only major growth areas during that part of the year.
Do you think IND-California routes were affected much in demand by the California wildfires? It might make California less attractive as a destination from IND, but the total effect is probably miniscule.
Is Marsha Stone also the new director of Air Services Development?
I had previously been in contact with another person, but have not received an answer for months.
I'm guessing 9,100,000 for 2018, just above CVG.