In 2019, record growth hit McAllen International Airport with 432,178 passenger boardings. This is a 20 percent increase from 2018 and also the highest number of enplanements in MFE’s history.
Over the last 20 years, MFE’s compounded annual growth rate in passenger enplanements has trended progressively steady at 1.4 percent. This steady growth has MFE as the leading airport in the Rio Grande Valley, capturing the majority of market share since 2012. Last year, 48 percent of the market share in the region also went to MFE.
Equally important is the market growth of the airlines serving MFE. Overall, seats in the market were up for American, United and Allegiant, resulting in double-digit growth in boardings for each of the airlines.
“We are proud of the strong relationships that we have forged with our airline partners. Our strong performance in 2019 reflects the success of these efforts. We remain committed to work alongside the airlines and understand how we can better serve our community,” said City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez, P.E.
About McAllen International Airport
MFE is home to American Airlines, United, Allegiant and Aeromar. It offers daily global connections via Dallas and Houston, and nonstop daily service to Las Vegas and Mexico City. Seasonal nonstop connections are also available to Los Angeles, Orlando and Phoenix.