Over 100,000 Departing Passengers at Casper Airport in 2013
Officials say 2013 proved to be a milestone year for Casper-Natrona County International Airport.
“For the year, we ended up with 100,144 passenger enplanements – the last we got over 100,000 was back in 1987,” Casper-Natrona County International Airport manager Glenn Januska said on Wednesday.
The airport tallied 108,270 passengers in 1987. Januska says figures steadily dropped before then thanks to federal deregulation of the airline industry.
Januska says, in total, 9,439 passengers departed the airport in December, which was up nearly 12 percent from December 2012. He expects the positive momentum to continue into 2014.
“We’re seeing consistent increases each year, so that number is 100,000 and growing, as opposed to 1987,” Januska said.
Januska says airport officials are currently working with airlines to resolve pricing issues and to lift certain fare restrictions.