Gradual Ascent

July 2, 2021


Gradual Ascent

NWA Daily

Since 2019, XNA has seen its fair share of challenges. However, forecasts for 2021 enplanements show potential for continued growth back to 2019 pre-pandemic levels.

  • The numbers: The airport is estimating between 500k - 550k outbound fliers by the end of 2021. After falling 61% from 2019 to 2020, these numbers are an encouraging sign for XNA and could bump the airport's revenue streams up to $2.5mm.
  • Flying on a budget: With fuel prices on the rise, even people who prefer to drive are getting in on the new, cheaper flights from XNA. Low cost carriers have been entering the scene, bringing total nonstop flights to 24 destinations.

Find out more about XNA's annual projection and where the numbers come from HERE.

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