South Bend, IN. – South Bend International Airport (SBN) is pleased to report increased passenger numbers in 2015. Year-end reports show that enplanements grew 4.11% to 314,300. Enplanements are the aviation industry’s measure used to count the number of people getting on a commercial aircraft at the departure airport.
Each carrier experienced growth at SBN. Delta carried 142,483 enplaned passengers for a 6.44% increase; United carried 67,197 for a 1.42% increase; Allegiant carried 97,663 for a 1.07% increase; and charters increased 35.59% carrying 6957 enplaned passengers.
“Thank you to the travelers in our region that choose to fly South Bend. It is because of their choice that SBN has grown,” said Mike Daigle, South Bend International Airport executive director. “We look forward to building on this momentum in 2016 as more and more travelers see the value and convenience of flying local from South Bend.”
South Bend International Airport is the most convenient way for area travelers to fly with nonstop flights to ten destinations and connections worldwide. Conveniences include easy access from the north, south, east and west; close-in and valet parking; mobile check-in; quick security clearance including Pre-Check; and free Wi-Fi.
About the South Bend International Airport
South Bend International Airport’s three air carriers provide nonstop flights to ten cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New York City/Newark, Orlando/Sanford, Phoenix/Mesa, and Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg with connections world-wide. South Bend International’s multi-modal terminal serves over one million air, rail and bus passengers each year. According to the 2012 Economic Impact Report from the Aviation Authority of Indiana, South Bend International’s total annual economic impact on South Bend and surrounding communities was in excess of $1.7 billion.
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