TULSA, OK – November 16, 2023 – Tulsa International Airport is pleased to announce a significant milestone, as October 2023 enplanements (outbound passengers) reached an impressive 149,876, marking a 4.5% year-over-year increase.
These traffic numbers are up 11% over October 2019, showing how much demand has grown in the region since even before the start of the pandemic. This traffic stands as the highest enplanement count in a single month since July 2008.
The October 2023 figures also represent the highest October enplanement numbers since the year 2000, emphasizing the sustained growth and popularity of Tulsa International Airport as a hub for both domestic and international travelers.
“We are thrilled to see such robust numbers in October, reflecting the dedication of our airport community and the resiliency of the air travel market in Tulsa,” said Andrew Pierini, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust. “Our airline partners have invested new routes and capacity into our market and Tulsans have taken full advantage of the new capacity growth.”
The airport continues to invest in infrastructure, technology, and customer service initiatives to meet the evolving needs of travelers and maintain its position as a safe, efficient, self-supporting airport system for the citizens of the Tulsa metropolitan area and surrounding region. Airport staff and partners look forward to building on this momentum and further contributing to the growth and success of the region’s air travel industry.