We were up 16.2% on enplanements in the month of August over August last year. With a reduction of 1.7% in the amount of seats available.
In September we were down .9% over September last year. That is great considering we lost the Albuquerque flight and Southwest saw a 5.8% reduction.
The airlines are reducing flights to fill the aircraft we have here. Please book your trips early. The more early bookings the easier it is for the airlines to justify extra aircraft and flights.
We are projected to surpass Lubbock this year in enplanements. In the calendar year we are projecting a number around 500,000 people.
The new ramp construction is set to begin tomorrow. Jones Brothers has 60 days to finish Phase 1. The entire project should be completed in 225 days.
Airport Managers Notice
The Midland International Airport will be hosting the Commemorative Air Force annual Airsho between October 12th and October 14th 2012. The closures listed below will be in effect to promote safety and preparation before, during, and after the events. The Airshow Operations area is from the surface to 17500 AGL, within a five (5) nautical mile radius of Midland International Airport
DATE TIME-LOCAL DURATION
October 12, 2012 0930 – 1230 3 hrs
October 13, 2012 1230 – 2000 8.5 hrs
October 14, 2012 1130 – 1730 6 hrs
Midland International Airport will be closed daily, October 12 through October 14, 2012 during the aerobatic demonstrations. Arrivals and departures are not permitted during periods of aerobatic demonstrations.*
*NOTE: the only exceptions are for Air Carrier Aircraft, Airsho aircraft, and those aircraft who have received prior permission from the Airport Manager and Midland ATC.
Note: All General Aviation and AIRSHO traffic should expect a 30-45 minute delay for an Airport Operations Airfield Inspection after the event, daily. Non-air carrier traffic must remain on the non-movement area until the inspection has been completed and NOTAM cancelled.
RUNWAY & TAXIWAY CLOSURE
-RWY 10/28 west 3000 feet are closed from 10/12/12 0800L- Until further notice
-TWY ‘A’ and TWY ‘E’ will be closed from 10/9/12 0800L- Until further notice
-TWY ‘T’ has been re-opened due to TWY ‘A’ and TWY ‘E’ being closed for AIRSHO. PLEASE EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AS TWY ‘T’ IS UNMARKED.
-TWY ‘P’ West 100ft from TWY ‘H’ to RWY 10/28 will be closed from 10/11/12 08000L- Until further notice
For any further questions or comments contact Airport Operations – 432-560-2200 ext. 6