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December 2021 & Year-End Statistics

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Hector International Airport’s airline passenger traffic in December showed an increase when compared to the same month in 2020.  In December 2021, the passenger enplanements were 39,913.  This is an increase of 101% when compared to the December 2020 passenger enplanements of 19,820.

The total passenger count for the month was 77,646, which is up 100% over the same period last year.

There were 510 air carrier departures with an average of 90 seats per flight in December and an average of 2,,505 total daily passengers.

Year-End 2021 Summary

Airline passenger traffic in 2021 at Hector International Airport showed an increase as compared to 2020.  In 2021, the total passenger enplanements were 399,172. This is an increase of 67% when compared to the 2020 passenger enplanements of 238,508.

The total passenger count for the year was 796,675, which is up 66% over 2020 which had 478,604 total passengers.

Hector Airport had 6,395 air carrier landings in 2021.

Air Cargo 2021 Summary – Record Year

In 2021, 6,243 air cargo aircraft landed with a total landed weight of 420,371,732 pounds.  This compares to 2020 of 6,185 air cargo aircraft landed with a total landed weight of 420,270,416 pounds.  2021 had a 0.1% increase over the previous record year. 

2021 Air Cargo Graphic



Air traffic operations showed an increase in 2021 over the previous year. In 2021, there were 92,980 total operations compared to 69,726 in 2020. This is an increase of 33.4%.

Total annual air traffic operations equate to over 255 landings and departures every day.

2021 was the busiest year in terms of tower operations dating all the way back to pre-9/11 of the year 2000.

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