San Diego Airport (SAN) saw 2 million passengers pass through its field in June of 2022, the most since December of 2019, pre-pandemic.
The June number came in at 90.5 percent of 2019 traffic.
Passenger traffic increased by 7.9% in June, compared to the previous month. The busiest day was Sunday, June 26, with more than 82,000 passengers served.
“SAN has seen a steady increase in passenger numbers as demand for summer travel continues,” said Kimberly Becker, President & CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. “Reaching more than two million passengers is a milestone we can celebrate as our region continues to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The increase in passengers at SAN can be attributed to a number of factors, including the addition of new nonstop flights to domestic and international destinations.
In June 2022, SAN offered 75 nonstop destinations, eight more than in June 2021. This increase in available flights means that more people have been able to fly directly to their desired destination, without having to make a stop along the way.
Additionally, when compared to June 2019, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines increased the number of flights offered from SAN to 10 key destinations.
A welcome, exciting familiar tone is being repeated world wide: Airport passenger numbers through the roof. Now the next step is get staffing where they all need it!