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St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport sets record with 2.2 million passengers in 2019

It was the fifth consecutive record-setting season at the Pinellas airport, where budget airline Allegiant carries the vast majority of the traffic.

CLEARWATER — For the fifth consecutive year, St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport set an all-time passenger record with with 2,288,692 passengers in 2019, an increase of 2 percent over 2018.

More than 196,000 domestic passengers flew into or out of the airport in December, up more than 12 percent compared with December 2018, making the month the largest December in the airport’s history. In December, domestic traffic was up 13 percent, while the number of foreign passengers, a sliver of the airport’s overall operations, was down 37 percent.

Budget airline Allegiant is the dominant carrier at the airport, which has nonstop service to 57 cities.

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