CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Enplanement numbers at Corpus Christi International Airport last month were the highest recorded during any January since 2014, according to numbers released Thursday by the city.
After analyzing the numbers provided by the three airlines that serve CCIA, 25,176 people boarded commercial planes at CCIA in January 2020, representing a 2.3% increase over the same month the previous year. Those airlines are American, United and Southwest.
This increase follows a busy trend in December where 30,182 commercial travelers took off from CCIA. December traffic was up 7.9% over December 2018 and represented the highest number of enplanements for any December since 2014.
“Enplanements trending up is great news for the community,” said Fred Segundo, the airport's director of aviation. “The more Coastal Bend residents fly out of CCIA, the better our chances of luring additional service in the future.”
2014 was a busy year for CCIA, mostly because of the booming Eagle Ford Shale Fracking industry.
But when oil prices plummeted and oil production slowed, air travel out of CCIA dropped.
Segundo is bullish after the fast start to 2020.
“There are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about what’s happening in our economy right now,” he said. “2020 is off to a great start.”
Enplanement numbers are available for viewing here.