Last month 41,435 people flew out of the Bellingham International Airport, setting a new monthly record, according to data released by the Port of Bellingham.
It’s the first time ever the Bellingham airport has topped 40,000 passengers in a month. The previous record was 36,743, set in March.
Much of the growth was from Allegiant, which flew 28,355 passengers out of Bellingham in July. Allegiant increased its frequency to several destinations last month, said Art Choat, aviation director for the Port of Bellingham.
In September the airport will close for three weeks to repave the runway and widen the taxiway. That should be completed in September. Some additional grooving work will be done in October during times that shouldn’t interrupt service, Choat said.