THE ENPLANEMENT COUNT AT JACKSON Hole Airport in July totaled 63,657, a hefty 12% increase over July 2018. July 2019’s total was the highest monthly enplanement count in the airport’s history. During the fiscal year ending in July, 437,121 people boarded a commercial flight at Jackson Hole Airport, 16% more than during the previous 12 months. That marked the busiest 12-month period in the airport’s history and is the 11th such record-setting month in the past 12. Between 2008 and 2018 the airport’s commercial enplanements increased a total of 26%. Year to date in 2019, they have increased 20%.

Source: Jackson Hole Airport

IN JULY, RECREATIONAL VISITS TO GRAND Teton National Park totaled 775,788, down 3% from July 2018. During the fiscal year ending in July, 3,449,098 people paid a recreational visit to Teton park, 1% percent more than the number who visited during the previous 12 months. Year to date, the park’s recreational visitation count is down 2%. Between 2008 and 2018, Teton park’s visitation increased 40%, a compounded annual rate of 3.4%.

Source: Grand Teton National Park

RECREATIONAL VISITS TO YELLOWSTONE National Park in July totaled 936,062, essentially the same as in July 2018. During the fiscal year ending in July, 4,087,420 people paid a recreational visit to Yellowstone, down 1% from the previous 12 months. Year to date, Yellowstone’s recreational visitation count is down 1%. Between 2008 and 2018 its visitation increased 32%, a compounded annual rate of 2.8%.

Source: Yellowstone National Park

Jennifer Dorsey is chief copy editor and Business section coordinator. She worked in Washington, D.C., and Chicago before moving to the Tetons.

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