by Photo courtesy of San Diego International Airport

The San Diego International Airport served over two million passengers in June, marking a historic COVID-19 pandemic record in one month. 

The airport welcomed 2,068,897 passengers in June, marking the first time it reached two million since December 2019. Officials say this is the closest to pre-pandemic numbers the airport has reached. As June ended with 90.5 percent of 2019 traffic. 

“An has seen a steady increase in passenger numbers as demand for summer travel continues,” said Kimberly Becker, President & CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority in a news release. “Reaching more than two million passengers is a milestone we can celebrate as our region continues to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Passenger traffic increased by 7.9 percent in June when compared to May 2022. According to airport officials, SAN served 82,000 passangers on Sunday, June 26. 

Between January 1 and June 30, 2022, SAN served more than 10 million passengers. A 72.8 percent increase in passenger traffic year over year. Airport authorities attribute the increasing number of passengers to an increase in available nonstop flights to domestic and international destinations. 

The airport offered 75 nonstop destinations, which is eight more routes compared to June 2021. Major U.S. Airlines such as Alaska Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines increased the number of flights offered from San Diego to 10 key destinations. 

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