Our passenger numbers are in for May and they show that we were down four percent for the month and four percent year-to-date. Here’s how the numbers breakdown, showing a month to month comparison:
- May 2009: 81,496 total passengers
- May 2110: 67,609 total passengers
Take a look at how the individual airlines did during May 2010, compared to May 2009:
Before reading this blog entry, be sure to read the accompanying entries, Cameroon Monkeys and Leaky Windshields , Misperception #1: Airport Uses City Tax Money, Misperception #2: Airport Sets and Controls Ticket Prices, Misperception #3: The Airport Can Order Airlines to Fly Wherever We Want! , and Misperception #4: New Terminal Wasn't Needed...
Before reading this blog entry, be sure to read the accompanying entries, Cameroon Monkeys and Leaky Windshields , Misperception #1: Airport Uses City Tax Money, and Misperception #2: Airport Sets and Controls Ticket Prices.
Based on the email we get, a significant minority believe that an airport can order service from the airlines a la carte. If that doesn’t work, the thinking goes, we demand the service and the airlines comply.
The airport controls and sets ticket prices! When we face this charge it's usually within the context of a comment like, 'ticket prices are "outrageous" and it's the airport's fault!'
Before reading this post, you might want to read this previous posting, Cameroon Monkeys & Leaky Windshields, Redux. Today we’re tackling the number one misperception about the airport: the airport receives tax dollars from the City of Springfield. Recently, two more questions have come along:
About three years ago this blog ran a series of postings about the biggest misperceptions people have about the airport. It’s time to dust those postings off, tweak, and repost.
Why? Because the Misinformation Monsters have been out in full force the past week — particularly the nameless critics that the Springfield News-Leader feeds and nurtures at the bottom of its web pages.
Mark emails us with these thoughts:
We've got good news, good news, and some more good news. It's good news in spades.
Our total passenger numbers are in for January and the news is great: up 6% compared to the same month last year. Here's how the January growth broke out by airline: