Passenger Traffic At Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport Rebounds Last Year

Passenger traffic at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport recovered strongly during the second year of the pandemic.

Nearly 52,000 passengers boarded planes at the airport last year up 64% from 2020.  The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport hit an all-time high for passenger boardings in 2019 with nearly 70,000.  Passenger boardings are what the FAA uses to help determine airport funding.

Demand for flights in and out of the Palouse grew during the year especially for the new Boise service.  Alaska Airlines brought back the flights in August with support from the University of Idaho.  The percentage of paid passengers on the Boise flights doubled in 4 months.  In December 72% of the seats on Boise flights in and out of the Palouse were filled by paid passengers.  87% of the seats on Alaska flights to and from Seattle were filled by paying passengers to end the year.