Tyler Pounds Regional Airport saw a slight increase in enplanements and the travelers it served in 2012..
Tyler Pounds served 144,762 travelers last year, compared to 142,698 customers the year before.
The Tyler airport experienced an average of 6,168 enplanements per month in 2012. The busiest month, June, had 7,423, while February saw the least activity, with 5,144 enplanements.
The regional airport has American Eagle Airlines serving DFW Airport and Continental Connection Airlines serving George Bush Intercontinental in Houston.
“With more demand, we typically see more flights. In fact, American Eagle will be adding a flight in the coming weeks,” Dickson said.
The added flight should start on Feb. 17, he said. The flight will arrive from DFW at 3 p.m. and departs from Tyler at 4:10 p.m.
“Fuel flowage increased over 12 percent and rental car activities increased about 6 percent,” Dickson said. “These are all good signs for the airport and I hope to see more East Texans utilize Tyler Pounds Regional Airport in 2013.”
Fuel flowage topped 1 million gallons for the first time since 2007, when 1,056,595 gallons were used by Tyler Pounds.
Fuel flowage for 2012 was 1,101,390 gallons, compared to 981,206 gallons in 2011 and 978,831 gallons in 2010, Dickson reported.
Tyler Pounds was named 2007 Airport of the Year for the State of Texas by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The award recognizes outstanding contributions made by airports toward aviation in the state, Dickson has said.
Dickson said local enplanement and rental car figures are updated monthly at www.cityoftyler.org.