The Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority reported a 0.1 percent increase in passengers using Harrisburg International Airport in 2013.
During the year, 1,310,929 total passengers used the airport, an increase of 1,731 over 2012.
“2013 was another good year for airline passenger traffic and airline revenue at HIA,” SARAA chairman Fred Sembach said in a news release.
The most successful airlines at HIA were Allegiant, Frontier, American and Air Canada, he added, all of whom posted traffic increases in 2013 compared with 2012.
In addition, Sembach said, departing flights were at 81.3 percent passenger capacity, which set a new record for HIA.
He noted that Orlando, Fla.; Chicago; Charlotte, N.C.; Denver; and Atlanta were the five most-popular domestic destinations in 2013, while Toronto, Cancun, London, Montreal and Vancouver were the five most-popular international destinations.
International travel bookings increased by 2.3 percent in 2013 and represented 6.5 percent of all tickets purchased, Sembach said.
HIA’s total cargo tonnage declined 1 percent compared to 2012, he said. That number would have been worse, but cargo tonnage was up 14 percent in December.
In other news, the SARAA board of directors welcomed two new members Wednesday during its first meeting of 2014 — Dominic D. DiFrancesco II and Keith Rodgers.
Earlier this month, Dauphin County commissioners appointed DiFrancesco to a five-year term on the board. DiFrancesco is president and CEO at Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers and a Lower Swatara Township commissioner.
York County commissioners appointed Rodgers as a replacement for the recently retired David C. McIntosh. Rodgers, a pilot with more than 1,200 hours of flight time, has more than 35 years of experience as an electrical engineer, business owner and entrepreneur.