Sacramento Int'l Airport sets new record for passengers served

Busiest year ever for region's largest commercial airport.

Posted: Jan 24, 2018 2:27 PM

    Officials with  Sacramento International Airport (SMF) are say 2017 set a new record for passenger traffic there, making last year the busiest ever for airport.

    The Airport saw 10.9 million passengers in 2017, topping the previous record of 10.7 million set in 2007. That’s about 800,000 more passengers than were served in 2016.

     Monthly travel also leapt to historic highs with September, October, November and December 2017 breaking single-month records for passenger travel.

     The airport ended the year with an annual growth rate of 7.8 percent over 2016.

     Growth is expected to continue in 2018, as airlines have increased seat capacity and added new destinations. New service that begins this year includes:

Saturday service to Cabo San Lucas and Sunday service to New Orleans, starting in March on Southwest
Daily service to St. Louis and Austin, beginning in April on Southwest
Daily service to Orlando, beginning in May on Southwest
Daily service to Vancouver, beginning in May on Air Canada

 Sacramento International Airport offers more than 150 daily nonstop flights on 10 domestic and international carriers to 30 cities. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County airport system is estimated at more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit
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