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Airport passenger, cargo traffic trending up

Friday, May 5, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport released its passenger and cargo traffic statistics this week. The numbers show – big surprise – that the numbers have increased over the last five years. Last month, 1.1 million passengers made their way through the airport. That’s an 8.5 percent uptick from March 2016 alone. In March of 2013, fewer than 900,000 people made their way through the gates. The airport is experiencing a similar increase in air cargo, which totaled out to a whopping 16 million pounds this March – a 9 percent increase from March 2016.

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