Monday, December 20, 2010

DBJ... Dayton Airport traffic up for year

From Dayton Business Journal…
Traffic soars at Dayton International Airport
Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Dayton International Airport saw a jump in passengers during November, marking the eight consecutive month of increased traffic.
The number of boardings increased nearly 11 percent to more than 105,000 passengers, up from about 95,000 during the same month last year, according to airport officials.
American Airlines (NYSE: AMR) led the way with a 43.6 percent increase for the month. Among the others adding passengers were United Airlines (NYSE: UAL), which saw a 20.1 percent increase; US Airways (NYSE: LCC), which saw a 14.4 percent increase; and Delta Airlines Inc. (NYSE: DAL), which posted a 10 percent hike.
AirTran Airways (NYSE: AAI) was down 5 percent for the month.
Cargo traffic at the airport was down more about 18 percent compared to the same month last year.
After being down more than 13 percent in the spring, year-to-date airport boardings in Dayton have surpassed last year.

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