Passenger travel is continuing to rebound at Piedmont Triad International Airport. But the numbers still haven't reached pre-pandemic levels. 

Overall, passenger traffic in May was up 45% over last year. But it was still lower than before COVID hit, by about 26%. 

The total number of scheduled departing seats is also down, compared to 2021 and 2019, meaning fewer flights are leaving from the airport. 

There were just under 120,000 departing seats in July 2019. Last year, that number was closer to 90,000. This month, it's at about 86,000. 

That could be related to increased cancellations. Data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics show about 4% of flights have been canceled this year at PTI. Nearly 2% were canceled last year. 

But there is some good news. Cargo in May of this year was about 19% over pre-pandemic levels.

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