Visitor Counts

February 2020

February 2020 brought increased with year-over-year growth.  Weather was less of an issue vs. the same period last year.

All Arrivals

February visitation increased year-over-year in all but one sector, resulting in a total increase of 30.5% in passengers over the same month last year.
All Arrivals Feb 2020

February’s total in-bound passengers = 56,336, up from last year @ 43,161.  February 2020 was above the three-year average of 51,905 by 8.5%. February was above the five-year average of 53,619 by 5.1% and exceeded ten-year average of 50,185 by 12.3%.

All Arrivals Feb 2020


Arrivals by Sea

People arriving by sea, including private boaters, was 55,070 for the month up 30.8% from 42,089 last year.

Arrivals by Sea Feb 2020

  • February Cross Channel passenger counts were up 52.5% year-over-year @ 33,582
  • 2016 had the highest volume for the month @ 39,162 passengers
  • 1998 had the lowest volume for the month @ 15,537 passengers
  • February Cross Channel passenger counts were above the three-year average of 29,452 by 14%
  • Cross Channel Carriers made up 59.6% of total monthly arrivals

Cross Channel Feb 2020

  • Cruise passenger counts were up 9.7% year-over-year @ 22,105
  • The number of Cruise Ships calling on Avalon was down @ 8 vs. 9 in 2019
  • 2006 had the highest passenger volume for the month @ 22,917
  • 1995 had the lowest passenger volume for the month @ 4,117
  • February passenger counts were above the three-year average of 19,245 by 1.3%
  • Cruise passengers made up 32.59% of total monthly arrivals

 

Cruise Feb 2020

  • Private Boater passenger counts were up @ 2,000
  • 2016 had the highest volume for the month @ 2,236
  • 2017 had the lowest volume month @ 628
  • February counts were above the three-year average of 1,563 by 28%
  • February boaters made up 3.55% of total monthly arrivals

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PRivate boat feb 2020
 
Arrivals by Air

Avalon's combined in-bound air passenger counts for February totaled 1,266, up 22.2% from 2019.    

Private Aircraft Feb 2020

  • People aboard planes (Airport in the Sky) was up 100% as the airport was closed last year for repairs
  • 2016 had the highest volume of private aircraft passenger counts for the month @ 2,133
  • February counts were above the three-year average of 828 by 54%
  • February people aboard planes made up 2.23% of total monthly arrivals

Private Air Feb 2020

  • People aboard Charter Helicopters was down year-over-year @ 0, due to a temporary suspension of service by IEX
  • 2018 had the highest volume for the month @ 1,399
  • 2020 had the lowest volume for the month @ 0
  • February counts were below the three-year average of 822
  • February people aboard Helicopters made up 0% of total monthly arrivals

Heli Feb 2020

Year-to-Date

All arrivals feb 2020

  • Total arrivals year-to-date was up @ 109,027 or 19.1% over last year
  • Total arrivals year-to-date exceeded the three, five and ten year averages

To view historical data for total arrivals by sector, year and month in a spreadsheet form click here.  

Weather

Year-over-year comparison for highs, lows and precipitation is charted below for the month of January each year back to 2012. 

Weather Feb 2020

The number of rain days in February and Year-to date is charted below with year-over year comparisons 

Rain Feb 2020