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Airport sets new travel record – again

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by Tai Moses

Last year was a banner year for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, with 15.8 million people passing through the airport and setting a new annual passenger traffic record. This number tops the previous 2017 record-setting mark of 13.8 million travelers by nearly 2 million. This is the ninth year in a row that ABIA has set a new annual passenger record. “It’s an eye-popping number,” Walter Zaykowski, a senior director of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, told the Austin Business Journal. “There’s just a lot of interest in Austin,” he explained. “The economy being as strong as it is in addition to the tourism factor.” Apparently, Austin had better get used to all those visitors, since even more travelers are expected in the coming year. “I don’t see those numbers slowing down,” Zaykowski said.



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