News release from the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority:
Fort Wayne International Airport traffic continues to climb in August
(September 22, 2014) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority reports that passenger traffic at Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) is up 7.6% over 2013. Year-to-date, 422,786 passengers have traveled through the airport, almost 30,000 more than last year.
Beginning in October, FWA’s passenger capacity will increase by 21.8% over October 2013, or an extra 1,486 new seats leaving the market per week. This added capacity is the result of new service to Philadelphia and Charlotte provided by American Airlines, as well as increased capacity in two existing markets – Chicago via United and Atlanta via Delta.
“As our traffic continues to grow throughout the year, our staff continues to look for new ways to enhance the passenger experience at FWA,” said Scott Hinderman, Executive Director of Airports for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority. “We hope travelers see the value in using their local airport rather than sending that economic activity to another community.”
The number of peak-day scheduled aircraft departures in August was 21. Service was offered to 10 nonstop markets: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Minneapolis, Orlando/Sanford, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Phoenix/Mesa, and Myrtle Beach.
About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field Airport. Since FWACAA’s inception, Fort Wayne International Airport has undergone an aggressive improvement plan which included expansion of the terminal and parking areas, upgrades to the runways, and the creation of an Air Trade Center and Foreign Trade Zone to promote economic development in Northeast Indiana. As a result of FWACAA’s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. The Authority is governed by a six-member board appointed by both the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit www.FWAirport.com.