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Jetport Sets All-Time Passenger Record

Portland, Maine - The Portland International Jetport announced today that 2018 was the all-time busiest year in Jetport history. A total of 2,134,430 passengers used the Jetport in 2018, surpassing the 1,862,213 which was the previous record set in 2017. Overall traffic at the Jetport was up 14.6% year-over-year.

“2018 was a tremendous year for the Jetport” said Paul Bradbury, Airport Director. “This is the first time we’ve crossed the two million passenger threshold in a single year, and 14% growth on our all-time record speaks to the strength of the market we serve. Portland is a very popular destination and is further assisted by the overall strength of the Maine market” he continued.

2018 saw many air service highlights including:

  • Frontier Airlines entering the market adding service to Denver, Raleigh, Orlando, Tampa, and Ft. Myers

  • American Airlines operating summer seasonal Chicago O’Hare service

  • American, Delta, Southwest, and United adding larger aircraft to the market on multiple routes

2018 Passenger Breakdown:

Enplanements  (Passengers Getting On Airplanes) - 1,073,567
Deplanements (Passengers Getting Off Airplanes) - 1,060,863
Total Passengers (Enplanements + Deplanements) - 2,134,430

2018 Airline Market Share:

American Airlines - 606,029 Passengers (28.39%)
Delta Air Lines - 539,958 Passengers (25.30%)
United Airlines - 428,945 Passengers (20.10%)
Southwest Airlines - 304,200 Passengers (14.25%)
JetBlue Airways - 176,857 Passengers (8.29%)
Frontier Airlines - 63,678 Passengers (2.98%)
Elite Airways - 13,187 Passengers (0.62%)
Charters - 1,576 Passengers (0.07%)

Previous Record Years

2018 - 2,134,430
2017 - 1,862,213
2016 - 1,786,942
2008 - 1,691,936

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Jetport Sets All-Time Passenger Record

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