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El Paso Airport Passenger Traffic Down 16 Percent

Oct. 30, 2012

Vic Kolenc, El Paso Times, Texas

El Paso airport passenger traffic declined almost 16 percent in September compared to August, and declined almost 6 percent from September 2011, new data show.

Passenger traffic for the first nine months of the year declined 1.5 percent from a year ago to 2.17 million passengers, the airport reported.

The airport handled 221,451 passengers in September, a drop of 40,969 passengers from August, and a decline of 12,920 passengers in September 2011.

Freight handled by the airport declined 8 percent in September, compared to September 2011. But the amount of freight going through the airport increased almost 5 percent for the first nine months of the year compared to the same time last year to 7,377 tons.

Source: (c)2012 the El Paso Times (El Paso, Texas) Distributed by MCT Information Services

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