Summer travel season at Shreveport Regional Airport sees an increase

More people are choosing to fly from Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV) this summer, making June of this year the busiest June in 19 years, which was also the 15th consecutive month of increased passenger activity at Shreveport Regional Airport.

In June, 68,235 passengers flew in and out of the airport, which was an increase of 14%, or 8,611 additional passengers in June 2019 compared to June 2018.

Part of that increase is thanks to the additional flights at SHV. For the first time, Allegiant is offering nonstop flights to Destin, Florida twice a week through Labor Day and, because of increased demand last summer, Allegiant is also offering nonstop flights to Orlando/Sanford three times a week instead of only twice a week as in previous years.

Year-to-date passenger numbers are up as well. From January through June, 324,457 passengers traveled through SHV, which is an increase of 9% or 26,948 more passengers this year compared to the same time last year.

“Thousands of additional passengers are flying through Shreveport this summer and we are excited and so thankful for this increase in traffic. We ask the Ark-La-Tex continue to choose to fly from Shreveport, which will help us be able to add destinations like Allegiant did this summer with Destin,” said Stacy Kuba, Interim Director of Airports for the Shreveport Airport Authority.

With the additional traffic, there are fewer available parking spots and longer than normal wait times at the TSA checkpoint. Passengers are reminded to arrive at least one hour before their scheduled departure if flying American, Delta or United, and at least two hours before departure if flying Allegiant.

Shreveport Regional Airport is the commercial carrier airport in Shreveport and serves

residents in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas. Opened on July 6, 1952, the airport expanded in 1971 to its current building and expanded again in 1999, with an all new central terminal building. Shreveport is served by four airlines: Allegiant with nonstop service to Destin, Las Vegas and Orlando, American Airlines with nonstop service to Charlotte and Dallas, Delta Air Lines with nonstop service to Atlanta, and United Airlines with nonstop service to Houston and Denver.