Long Beach Airport traffic rose 1.5% year-over-year in September to 289,500 passengers; year-to-date traffic is down about 12% to 2.6 million passengers.
Last month’s figures mark the first increase in traffic this year.
JetBlue Airways represented half of total traffic, carrying 145,700 passengers, down 20% from the year prior. Southwest’s passenger count jumped 57% to 104,200 passengers, making up 36% of the total.
Hawaiian Airlines carried about 10,400 passengers and the facility’s two other airlines, American and Delta, carried about 29,200 combined.
Cargo flown by FedEx and UPS fell 15% last month to 1,600 tons. Charter flying from Long Beach rose 61% to 205 passengers.