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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 3:04 AM - For Immediate Release

Sacramento Airport Continues Upwards Trend in Passenger Growth

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento International Airport (SMF) continues its upward trend in passenger traffic. For the eight months through August, traffic was up 5.1% over the same period of time in 2015.

August also marked the airport’s s 29th consecutive month of increased passenger growth. 

The summer was especially busy.  The airport served 2.7 million customers in June, July and August of 2016, an increase of 120,000 passengers over 2015. The increase was bolstered by new nonstop service to Baltimore and increased seasonal capacity.

“We expect to see continued improvements in passenger growth for the rest of the year, based on the flight schedules and seat capacity information we have received from the airlines,” said Director of Airports John Wheat. “We are pleased with the improvements we have seen in 2016 and are grateful to our customers for choosing Sacramento International Airport for their travel plans.”

Airport officials expect the airport to serve 10 million customers before the end of the year, a notable benchmark that it has not achieved since 2008.

Travelers can look forward to several customer service enhancements.Global Entry kiosks in the international arrivals area in Terminal B. Automated passport control kiosks to further expedite international travel are expected in the fall.

About Sacramento International Airport

Sacramento International Airport is a self-supporting enterprise offering more than 135 nonstop flights on 10 domestic and international carriers to 29 destinations.

The Sacramento County Department of Airports is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 155 daily nonstop flights on 12 domestic and international carriers to 36 destinations. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County Department of Airports is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit