Austin airport sees passenger uptick in June

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
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AUSTIN ( -- Passenger traffic at Austin's airport is beginning to rebound, but remains well below normal levels.

Just under 3.7 million passengers traveled through Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in the first six months of the year, according to city data. That's a 55 percent drop from the first half of last year, which saw more than 8.2 million passengers move through ABIA's gates.

In June alone, the airport served 291,578 passengers, down more than 81 percent from June 2019's 1.6 million passengers. The partial rebound comes after the airport saw a near 100 percent drop in passengers in April, as the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders took hold in Central Texas.

ABIA Passenger Traffic

In contrast to passenger operations, cargo operations saw a slight increase over the first half of 2020, buoyed by Amazon's recent launch at ABIA. All cargo traffic - mail, cargo, and belly freight - is up 0.4 percent for the first six months of 2020, compared to 2019.