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Mark Richardson is a multimedia journalist, editor and writer who has worked in digital, print and broadcast media for three decades. He is a nationally recognized editor and reporter who has covered government, politics and the environment. A journalism graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, he was recently awarded a Foundation for Investigative Journalism grant and has three Associated Press Managing Editors awards for excellence in reporting.
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ABIA traffic up 6 percent in January
Total January passenger traffic at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was up 6 percent compared to January 2014. Officials say 779,481 passengers passed through the airport. That makes 60 out of 61 months that ABIA has shown year-to-year gains in passenger traffic. Most of the major airlines serving ABIA, including Southwest, United and Delta, saw passenger growth in January, while American/US Airways and JetBlue saw a modest decrease. Overall, air cargo was up 3 percent, while thanks to British Airways daily service, international cargo grew 175 percent.
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