Huntsville International Airport Breaks All-time Passenger Record in March

April 17, 2024

Photo of a passenger petting Philip the therapy dog with his Therapy Partner, Lyndsay.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (April 11, 2024) – Huntsville International Airport shattered all previous passenger traffic records in March, marking its busiest month on  record. The airport saw double-digit increases in both passenger numbers and seating capacity.

“Our airline partners American, Delta, United, Breeze and Silver have stepped up their capacity to serve our customers, and our community has responded,” said Trey Bentley, Board Chair for the Port of Huntsville, to which Huntsville International Airport belongs as an operating entity. “We are elated that 2023 was our best year on record, and we anticipate that the airport will outpace that in 2024.”

Huntsville International Airport was recently recognized as the No. 2 Best Small Airport in the U.S. and served over 1.47 million passengers in 2023. Huntsville is the fastest-growing metro area in Alabama and is the state’s largest city. Recently, Delta Air Lines committed to serving Huntsville with more large, mainline equipment and added another daily flight to Atlanta. American Airlines added greater frequency to their already robust schedule from HSV, putting on more daily flights to Washington-National, Dallas and Charlotte. United likewise tripled daily flights to Washington-Dulles, adding a whopping 205 percent more seats available to HSV travelers. Breeze Airways, the airport’s newest carrier, focuses on nonstop service and has added twice-weekly seasonal service to LAX (Los Angeles) for the summer.

“It’s because our community has supported this additional capacity that our airport is growing,” said Butch Roberts, Huntsville International Airport CEO. “In March, we saw 137,372 passengers fly through the airport, 16 percent more than last year at this time. For the first quarter of 2024, our seat capacity was up 13 percent compared to March 2023.”

Roberts added that October 2023 was the previous record-holder with 136,185 travelers through HSV.

“We are so appreciative of our community’s support in making March the best-ever month for Huntsville International,” Roberts added.

About Huntsville International Airport
Huntsville International Airport (HSV) located in Huntsville, Alabama, serves more than 1.47 million passengers annually with commercial air service to 14 nonstop destinations provided by legacy carriers American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, ultra low-cost carrier Breeze Airways, and regional airline Silver. HSV is an operating entity of the Port of Huntsville along with the International Intermodal Center, Jetplex Industrial Park and Huntsville International Spaceport, and four contract operations including Foreign Trade Zone No. 83, fixed base operator Signature Flight Support, the Four Points by Sheraton hotel and Sunset Landing Golf Course. The Port of Huntsville is governed by an Airport Authority with a five-member Board of Directors. Notable features at HSV include two parallel runways at 10,000 feet and 12,600 feet with a 5,000-foot separation allowing for simultaneous operations during instrument conditions. Learn more at