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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Record Breaking Passenger Numbers in 2016 for Pocatello Regional Airport

Pocatello Regional Airport

When Pocatello Regional Airport Manager David Allen held a ribbon-cutting to inaugurate the return of the third-daily flight in March 2016, he was hopeful for its success. He didn’t expect it to be record breaking.


The year-end numbers compiled by Allen and staff at the airport show passenger departures and arrivals at the airport totaled 67,218, up 41 percent from the 47,817 in 2015.  


“Our records for SkyWest go back to 1996, and the number of travelers we saw in 2016 is the most they’ve ever seen,” Allen said “It’s also the most traffic the airport has had since 2006, which was the last year we had a second carrier in Pocatello. I’d like to thank everyone who took the time last year to compare the fares and see if Pocatello Regional Airport was right for them.”


December closed the year with 6,037 passengers, a 57 percent surge over 3,835 in 2015.


In more good news for the airport, starting March 1 SkyWest will return to offering twice daily flights on Saturdays. Arrivals will be at 11:56 a.m. and 6:06 p.m. while departures will be offered at 7:00 a.m. and 12:26 p.m.


“They took another look at the numbers and think they can make it work,” Allen said. “We’re happy to have another convenient option back for our passengers.”


When flying to and from Pocatello, travelers are offered a series of free amenities including the most popular, free parking. Other perks offered at no charge include Wi-Fi, book sharing center courtesy of the Friends of the Marshall Public Library, shoe-shine station by Meyers Shoe Repair, a water refill station from Culligan Water Conditioning of Pocatello, complimentary coffee and a children’s play area from Pocatello Regional Airport.


For more information on Pocatello Regional Airport, visit iflypocatello.com and like the airport on Facebook at facebook.com/PocatelloRegionalAirport to stay up-to-date on airport giveaways, local and national aviation issues, and to see “Who’s Flying from Pocatello.”


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