AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s not a surprising number, but Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s April passenger traffic numbers were still staggering compared to April 2019.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AUS reports passenger traffic decreased by 96.6% in comparison to last April with 47,781 total passengers flying during the month.
The rate of passengers who boarded a plane at AUS during April 2020 was down by 96.6% to 24,463.
Airport officials released the number of passengers by airline:
- Southwest Airlines: 19,337 total passengers (down 96.1% compared to April 2019)
- American Airlines: 13,255 total passengers (down 94.7%)
- Delta Air Lines: 6,130 total passengers (down 96.9%)
- United Airlines: 4,194 total passengers (down 98%)
- Spirit Airlines: 1,614 total passengers (down 97.4%)
- Alaska Airlines: 1,493 total passengers (down 97.2%)
- Frontier Airlines: 1,292 total passengers (down 97.1%)
- JetBlue Airways: 466 total passengers (down 99%)
Cargo numbers at AUS were also down for the month of April. Total air cargo was down 11.5% compared to April last year. International air cargo was down 89.9% with 248,187 lbs.
April’s numbers show a dramatic drop off from March, when 700,655 passengers flew through AUS. That had been the lowest monthly total since February 2013.
The total in April is the lowest number – by far – in passenger traffic numbers that are publicly available, which date back to January 2012. The previous low point had been 655,559 passengers in February 2012.