Fresno Yosemite International Airport announced Monday that it had a record number of passengers in 2023.
Over 2.4 million people flew through the airport last year, an increase of over 12 percent from 2022.
The big picture: Along with the record number of passengers, Fresno’s international flights to Mexico continued to gain popularity.
- Last year 322,922 people traveled internationally through the airport, increasing four percent from the year before.
- The airport’s record year comes as it is breaking ground on its largest development program in May.
- Fresno Yosemite International Airport has plans to build a new concourse wing, expand its passenger screening checkpoint and build a new Federal Inspection Station for international arrivals that has an added waiting area for friends and family.
- The airport also saw over 24 million pounds of cargo transported in 2023.
What they’re saying: “Our ongoing terminal expansion is crucial for accommodating the growing demand for domestic and international travel at Fresno Yosemite International Airport,” said Director of Aviation Henry Thompson. “We are committed to providing convenient travel experiences for our passengers while also supporting the additional economic growth of the region.”
- Mayor Jerry Dyer called the airport’s continued growth a point of pride for Fresno, adding that the numbers show that investment in the airport is working.
- “I’m thankful to the millions of passengers who have flown through Fresno, and I’m looking forward to continued momentum and even more new passengers in 2024,” Dyer said.