South Bend International Airport Serves the Most Passengers Since 2001

South Bend, IN. – South Bend International Airport (SBN) served the most passengers during the first quarter of 2019 since 2001. 193,252 passengers flew in and out of SBN in the first quarter of 2019 compared to 188,273 in 2001.

Additionally, SBN has served 23.42% more passengers in the first quarter of 2019 than 2018.

This growth is largely due to Project Propel, which encourages companies to invest in our own regional economy by adopting a Fly Local First policy that favors the South Bend/Elkhart and Southwest Michigan region over the Chicago region.

“The recent increase of passengers flying in and out of South Bend would not be possible without the continued dedication and support of our community,” said Mike Daigle, SBN’s executive director. “Choosing to fly local will lead to more flight options and will make doing business with our region easier, faster and less expensive.”

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About South Bend International Airport

South Bend International Airport’s four air carriers provide nonstop flights to twelve cities:  Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New York City/Newark, Orlando/Sanford, Phoenix/Mesa, and Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg with connections worldwide. 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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