Stockton airport (airline) volume declines

Passenger volume at Stockton Metropolitan Airport dropped in August, signaling the end of peak summer travel season, but the more than 5,500 travelers who departed for Las Vegas were the most in any August since Allegiant began operating at the airport in 2006, airport officials said Monday. The total was down from more than 7,300 departing passengers in both June and July.

For the first eight months of the year, the airport counted nearly 47,400 Las Vegas-bound passengers through its boarding gate, well above the 44,200 for the same period of 2012.

As Allegiant suspended its service to Honolulu in early August, the airport counted only 536 Hawaii-bound travelers in August.