The Bellingham International Airport set a record for the number of people traveling out of the area.
In March 36,743 people flew out of the Bellingham airport, according to data released by the Port of Bellingham. That beat the record set last August, when 31,794 people used the airport to travel elsewhere. It’s only the third time Bellingham’s monthly total has topped 30,000.
One reason for the overall rise: Allegiant Air increased flights from an average of 37 per week to 44 last month, said Art Choat, aviation director for the Port.
Allegiant had the majority of travelers in March, carrying 26,520 passengers, up from 17,204 in February. Horizon (8,790 passengers) had the second highest total, followed by Alaska (1,433 passengers).