Fresno Yosemite International Airport Sets Record Passenger Growth in the Third Quarter 2018

Fresno, CA (December 14, 2018)- Fresno Yosemite International Airport served over 480,000 passengers in the third quarter of 2018, a 21 percent increase in domestic and international passenger traffic over the same period in 2017. With consistent growth throughout the year, the Airport is on pace to set a passenger volume milestone in 2018.

Third quarter domestic passenger traffic increased by 22 percent compared to the same quarter in 2017, while international passenger traffic grew by 9 percent.  Fresno Yosemite International Airport is currently ranked fourth in the nation for carrying passengers between Fresno and Guadalajara, Mexico.

“We appreciate Central Valley travelers for choosing Fresno Yosemite International Airport as well as our airline partners for continued efforts to provide a diverse mix of market choices and added seat capacity,” said Director of Aviation Kevin Meikle.  “Fresno Yosemite International’s planned expansion program to accommodate current and future growth will ensure the Airport continues to be a viable global transportation gateway and a resource to the region’s vibrant economy.”

The recent installation of a new passenger boarding bridge and Gate 6/8 remodel are the first of many expansion projects the Airport has initiated to accommodate current and future growth.  The remodeled gate area provides new seating, charging outlets and dynamic signage in an open space setting complemented by a new passenger bridge for quick and easy boarding.

Record passenger growth in 2018 is expected to push Fresno Yosemite International’s annual economic impact for the region to $900 million with continued job growth.  Citing strong financial performance and record passenger levels, in June the Airport received a two notch upgrade from S&P Global Ratings from ‘BBB+’ to ‘A’, with a Stable Outlook.

NOTE: Fresno Yosemite International Airport remodeled Gate 6/8 and passenger boarding bridge photos attached.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport - Fresno Yosemite International Airport currently offers Valley passengers daily nonstop flights to Chicago (Seasonal- resumes March 2019), Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Guadalajara and Morelia, Mexico on domestic and international carriers.  Fresno Yosemite International Airport is a municipally owned entity operating as a self-supporting enterprise. No City of Fresno general funds are used to operate Fresno Yosemite International Airport or Fresno Chandler Executive Airport.

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