Syracuse Hancock International Airport

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Passenger traffic is slowly starting to creep up at Syracuse’s Hancock airport, but officials say volume is still consistently down 90 to 95 percent from pre-COVID-19 numbers.  Airport Authority Executive Director Jason Terreri says as travelers return, they’ll probably notice some changes.


Your routine at Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport might have to change a bit, as officials say they need to step up enforcement of traffic rules.  What might seem like an inconvenience,  is actually due to a positive trend.

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It looks like passenger traffic at Hancock Airport is off to a strong start for 2019.  Officials say enplanements are up almost 11 percent over the first two months of last year.  Hancock Spokesperson Jennifer Sweetland says the addition of new airlines and nonstop routes fueled the increase.

“If you have a large family, it’s quite expensive and with the introduction of the ultra-low cost carriers, it’s gives folks an opportunity to travel…that maybe they weren’t able to travel previously.”

Syracuse Hancock International Airport Unaffected by Government Shutdown

Jan 28, 2019
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Syracuse Hancock International Airport was largely unaffected by the 35 day government shutdown that impacted many airports across the country. TSA Federal Security Director Bart Johnson said nothing changed for the agency’s employees in Syracuse.