US’ San Francisco Intenational Airport announced Dec-2010 was its busiest December ever, handling 3.2 million passengers, a 3.0% year-on-year increase. The airport stated the month capped off a strong year of growth, to 39.4 million passengers, up 5.2% year-on-year - its sixth consecutive year of passenger growth. SFO attributed the strong growth to increased services from airberlin, Swiss International, LAN Peru, and Virgin America and the continued expansion of United Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Virgin America, JetBlue and Southwest. The Asia/Middle East region saw the greatest growth of international services with a 10% year-on-year increase. SFO added it increased its overall share of Bay Area air traffic by 1.0% to 68.7%. In 2010, SFO handled 63.5% of all domestic passengers and 96.1% of all international passengers in the Bay Area.
9-Feb-2011 11:03 AM