THE AUGUST ENPLANEMENT COUNT AT Jackson Hole Airport totaled 74,093, over 33,000 more than the number of enplanements during the COVID-ravaged month of August 2020. To put August 2021’s enplanement figure in perspective, it is not only the airport’s by-far-highest August enplanement count — crushing August 2019 by 13 percent — it’s also the second-highest monthly enplanement count ever, behind July 2021’s 77,421. During the 12 months ending in August, 460,778 people boarded a commercial flight at Jackson Hole Airport, 48 percent higher than the previous fiscal year’s count and the all-time record for any fiscal year.

Source: Jackson Hole Airport

THE AUGUST RECREATIONAL VISITATION count for Grand Teton National Park totaled 596,564, down 16% lower from the count in August 2020. During the 12 months ending in August, 3,896,770 people paid a recreational visit to Grand Teton, dropping below the 4 million in one fiscal year mark reached for the first (and currently only) time in July 2021. As the graph suggests, before COVID-19 hit, Grand Teton’s visitation had been relatively flat. After dipping down for a few months, visitation shot up again starting in the autumn.

Source: Grand Teton National Park

IN AUGUST, RECREATIONAL VISITS TO Yellowstone National Park totaled 921,844. This was the busiest August in the park’s history, 5 percent ahead of the August 2020 count. During the 12 months ending in August, 4,840,917 people paid a recreational visit to Yellowstone, the highest number ever visiting in one fiscal year. As the graph suggests, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Yellowstone’s visitation took a sharp drop, but for the past year-plus the trend has been up, up, up.

Source: Yellowstone National Park

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