Passenger traffic at the Lincoln Airport (LincolnAirport.com) is on track to increase for the third consecutive year. Passenger numbers on commercial airlines are up 15 percent through the first six months of 2015.
Delta Air Lines has a 46 percent increase in passengers. One reason for the increase is the addition of daily flights to Atlanta in September 2014. Load factors for the Atlanta flight, which measure how full each flight is, have exceeded 80 percent in May and June. The load factor for all flights from Lincoln approached 90 percent in May and June over the last two months. In May, the passenger load for flights to Denver reached 94 percent.
The growth in passenger numbers on the Atlanta flight is a good sign. Delta Air Lines committed to offer the flight for one year, but the strong performance could encourage Delta to continue the service.
Passenger traffic on United Airlines is also up one percent for the first 6 months of 2015.
Travelers can find the latest updates on flight schedules, information on parking and airport services, and the LNK vs. OMA cost comparison tool at LincolnAirport.com.