Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport set a record for passengers served during the month of May, outpacing the previous record set last year by 16.7%. GSP also extended its streak of months with increased passenger activity to 20 heading into the peak summer travel season.
GSP served 229,849 total passengers in May, compared to the previous record of 196,894 set in May 2018, according to a news release. It was the seventh consecutive month of double-digit increases for the airport.
“Travelers across the Upstate have embraced the new flights and nonstop service added at GSP, airport CEO Dave Edwards said in the release. “This has, in turn, stimulated travel to other markets, allowing the airport to continue to position itself for additional investment from our airline partners. We value the community’s support which is vital to our efforts to continue advancing air service opportunities in the region.”
During the month, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines increased passenger activity of 18% and 12% respectively over the same time in 2018. Also, Frontier Airlines’ nonstop flights to Las Vegas and Orlando returned and the airline doubled its flights to Denver from GSP to four times a week in May, the release said.
GSP’s cargo activity increased to 10.5 million pounds in May, compared 9.7 million pounds in May 2018, the release said.
Six major airlines offer about 100 daily flights to 19 destinations out of GSP.