Palm Beach International Airport sets new passenger record

Palm Beach International Airport sets new passenger record

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) has set a new record for travel, with 8,021,505 passengers flying through from May 2023 to the end of May 2024.

This marks a 13.875% increase from the pre-pandemic record of 7,045,388 passengers set in February 2020 and a 0.5% rise from the post-pandemic record of 7,979,119 in March 2024.

“Setting a new record is an incredible accomplishment that can be credited to the hard work of our airport team and partners,” said Director of Airports Laura Beebe.

“We continue to make improvements to the airport with the expansion of Concourse B and upcoming enhancements to our food, beverage, and retail shops. The PBI team strives to provide an excellent customer experience and works diligently to recruit new airlines and add additional nonstop destinations.”

The recent surge in passenger numbers is attributed to the public’s growing desire to travel and improvements in airport services. “This summer, Silver Airways returned to PBI with nonstop service to Tampa and Nassau, Bahamas. American Airlines extended service to Chicago O’Hare through the summer months,” said Manager of Air Service Development Andrew Gamboa. “We are expecting a very strong upcoming winter season with new and returning seasonal routes and are extremely excited as we will also be announcing a new air carrier for PBI in the next few days.”

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About Palm Beach International Airport:

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) is proud to be named the 4th Best Airport in the U.S. by Conde Nast’s 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards and the 8th Best Domestic Airport in Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 2023 World’s Best Awards. PBI is South Florida’s favorite and award-winning airport, also named the 4th Best Medium-Size Airport in the 2023 J.D. Power North America Airport Satisfaction Study and ranked “Best in the U.S.” for Shortest Overall TSA Wait Times by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The 2019 FDOT Florida Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study shows that Palm Beach International Airport generates more than $5.6 billion for the South Florida economy, both directly and indirectly. PBI serves approximately 8 million passengers annually.

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