For the tenth month in a row, the Shreveport Regional Airport saw an increase in the number of enplanements, or passengers flying out of Shreveport, and a rise in total passengers using Shreveport Regional Airport.

Enplanements for May 2011 increased by double digits to 18% compared to May 2010. In May, Shreveport had 26,021 enplanements compared to 22,040 in May 2010. Year to date enplanements have increased 4%, with 105,221 passengers this year compared to 100,697 in May of last year.

“We’re happy more people are finding Shreveport Regional Airport to be their choice for travel and we hope with the improvements we’re making, more residents will find it easy and convenient,” said Keith Gamble, chairman of the Shreveport Airport Authority.  “With the addition of Vision Airlines, the return of Allegiant service to Orlando and increased service five times a week to Las Vegas, Ark-La-Tex travelers have more options here at Shreveport Regional, and the numbers show it.”

The number of passengers using the airport has also increased by 11% to 209,663 total passengers year-to-date in 2011 as compared to 188,766 at this point in 2010.

"It’s great to see more travelers are choosing to fly out of Shreveport and with an increased number of options, flying out of and into Shreveport Regional Airport has never been easier,” Mayor Glover said.