An airplane arrives to the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

Enplanements at the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport rose in April compared to April of last year. However, total enplanements, or boardings, are down for 2014.

“We are encouraged by the increase in enplanements and hope to see continued growth during the busy summer travel season,” said Hilary Shine, a Killeen spokeswoman.

More than 650 more people boarded planes at the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport in April compared to the same month last year, according to a city report. The number of arrivals in April also was up by 420.

January, February and March experienced decreases in enplanements and deplanements compared to the same months in 2013.

The slower months meant about 2,000 fewer people boarded planes at the airport and more than 3,000 fewer people flew into the airport, stated the report. Despite the airports’s decreased overall usage, Shine was optimistic about the rest of the year, especially with the summer travel season starting in June.

“Flying Killeen is convenient and pricing is competitive, so we hope that fliers will think of Killeen first when making their travel plans,” she said. “The more utilized our airport, the more attractive we become to airlines wishing to expand their services in our market.”

Contact Mason W. Canales at ​mcanales@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7474

Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport usage

This table shows the enplanements and deplanements at Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport in 2012, 2013 and 2014 from January to April.

Month 2012 Enplaned 2012 Deplaned 2012 Total 2013 Enplaned 2013 Deplaned 2013 Total 2014 Enplaned 2014 Deplaned 2014 Total
January 12,509 12,237 24,746 12,744 13,595 26,339 12,009 12,071 24,080
February 11,419 10,845 22,264 11,601 11,652 23,253 10,404 10,670 21,074
March 14,327 13,996 28,323 15,892 16,308 32,200 15,195 14,557 29,752
April 12,612 12,775 25,387 13,916 13,351 27,267 14,567 13,771 28,338
Totals: 50,867 49,853 100,720 54,153 54,906 109,059 52,175 51,069 103,244

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