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An American Airlines airplane pulls into the runway at the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport.

Ridership at the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport remains stable, if low, in the month of June.

The airport has experienced an 41.84% decline in ridership for the month of June, dropping from 13,199 enplanements, or boardings, in 2021 to 9,305 enplanements in June 2022, according to a city report. Year-to-date enplanements, representing the exit of United Airlines from the Killeen market, have declined more steadily. As of the month of June, the airport had enplaned 50,689 passengers; by the same time last year, 56,678 passengers had boarded Killeen planes. This represents an 11.81% decrease in year-to-date ridership.

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Roodawgalum

It is really tough for the Killeen airport to compete with Bergstrom. The expansion of 195, the quick access to Bergstrom via the 130 toll plus the much cheaper ticket prices out of Austin makes it virtually a no brainer to choose Austin over Killeen.

Add the fact that Disabled Vets can use the toll roads for free plus get free parking at Bergstrom and it's a hard sell to choose Killeen over Austin.

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