Syracuse Hancock Airport sees decline in travelers amid COVID-19 crisis

November 1, 2018 - Syracuse, NY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivers remarks during an event at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport. (Mike Groll/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

SYRACUSE, NY – The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority (SRAA) announced today that Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) passenger traffic fell approximately 47% in March 2020 compared to March 2019.

Airlines have made modifications to their schedules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those passengers who have travel scheduled in the coming weeks are strongly advised to contact their airline directly to confirm the status of their flight.

Deemed essential infrastructure by Governor Cuomo, SYR Airport remains open and operational for essential travel only. To maintain the safety of the traveling public during these extraordinary times, SYR has taken sanitization steps above and beyond the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The airport is utilizing a hospital-grade misting system to clean and disinfect. Additionally, UV-C light units are being installed in high-traffic areas such as the
security checkpoint and arrival locations to reduce the risk of airborne disease transmission.

Given the significant downturn in traffic, passengers will notice that the airport concessions (retail and food) have been scaled down in an effort to both abide by the Governor’s restrictions and to better accommodate the current demand.

For the latest updates on how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting SYR Airport, please visit the airport’s dedicated Coronavirus webpage.