Sacramento International Airport recorded 1.1 million passengers in July 2018, making it the busiest month in airport history. The airport expects to serve one million passengers each month through the end of 2018 and is on track to serve an estimated 12 million passengers this year, another record-breaking milestone.
Passenger traffic at Sacramento International Airport has shown a robust increase of 11.8 percent in July 2018 over the same time period in July 2017. The busiest month on record previously was July 2007, when the airport served 1.013 million passengers.
“We are encouraged by this growth and by our customer’s response, making Sacramento International Airport an attractive airport for continued growth,” said Mark Haneke, manager of air service development and marketing for the Sacramento County Department of Airports.
The increase stems from Sacramento regionally-generated passenger response to the addition of several destinations and carriers at Sacramento International Airport, including:
- New nonstop service to Austin, St. Louis, Orlando, New Orleans*, and Cabo San Lucas on Southwest. (*New Orleans service was temporarily suspended in August but returns on a daily basis in November)
- The return of ultra-low cost carrier Frontier Airlines with service to Las Vegas and Denver
- The return of international carrier Air Canada with nonstop service to Vancouver