• September 22, 2021
 El Paso International Airport  Reaches 3.2 Million Passengers in 2018

El Paso International Airport Reaches 3.2 Million Passengers in 2018

On Tuesday, officials with the El Paso International Airport (EPIA) announced that passenger traffic surpassed 3.2 million for the year 2018.

“Exceeding the 3 million mark is a good sign, not just for the Airport but for the region as a whole since it is a sign of a growing economy” said Monica Lombraña, A.A.E., Managing Director of Aviation and International Bridges.

“Not only has the connectivity we once had been restored but it will be surpassed in the upcoming future. Airport staff have always been committed to and have worked diligently to growing air service at EPIA; that commitment and those efforts will certainly continue.”

The 2018 total represents an 11.3 percent increase over 2017. Passenger traffic peaked in 2007 at 3.4 million and, as a direct consequence of the recession and airlines reducing capacity, dropped steadily to 2.7 million in 2015.

Since 2015, however, three new airlines have commenced service at EPIA and there have been 19 announcements of new or expanded service, which have added more available seats, contributing to higher passenger numbers.

Since 2015, Allegiant, Frontier and Alaska Airlines have started service in El Paso. San Diego, Orlando, Salt Lake City, Seattle and San Jose are all new non-stop destinations, and flights to Chicago, Denver and San Diego have increased in frequency; in some cases, upgraded aircraft has provided additional seats.

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  • This is absolutely wonderful! I’m hoping that there are more new non-stop destinations offered in the near future. Supposedly Spirit airlines is giving El Paso, Sacramento and Nashville a look for possible expansion, but there is no hard proof currently confirming that.

    Ideally the new non-stops from ELP for me would be these:
    1. Washington Dulles
    2. New York JFK
    3. Detroit

    Hopefully they are offered in the future and are successful.

    • Spirit would be a great addition as they are a super budget airline and have low fares much like Allegiant. Agree 100% we need non-stop service to an east coast hub and Washington DC would be a perfect choice. Alaska is a game changer as Seattle was one of the hardest places to reach from EPIA it was a all day trip as NYC and Washington DC are now. Having more flights and destinations is huge economic driver. EPIA is well run and efficient as far as airpots go and they deserve some accolades for their work.

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