October 11, 2018
Love Field in Dallas and Austin-Bergstrom International scored first and second place, respectively, on Upgraded Points’ study concerning fastest-growing airports in the United States. Also on the top five? William P. Holbby Airport in Houston. The travel advice company examined data from 2007-2017, compiled by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The study focused on revenue-boarding passengers at each airport, with a focus on airports with more than three million passengers in 2007.
The analysts compiling the data pointed out that Love Field’s growth is a result of the end of the restrictive Wright Amendment in 2014, meaning airlines could fly to more destinations. The airport’s location near downtown Dallas, combined with the increase in flights, meant a 90.4% increase in a decade.
Meanwhile, in Austin, the 62.9% growth of the airport is due to the fact that the area itself is booming. In addition, while the airport handles mostly domestic routes, “international routes are growing at 22% year over year as well,” the report noted. Finally, in Houston, Hobby can also attribute its 54.2% growth to an uptick in international flights.
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