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Jo Clifton is the Politics Editor for the Austin Monitor.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 by Jo Clifton
If there was doubt in anyone’s mind about Austin’s popularity among the traveling public, they should look no further than the latest report from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. ABIA announced that in July 2015, 1.165 million passengers passed through the airport. That’s an increase of 16 percent over last year’s record-setting July. Additionally, the airport set monthly records for June and May, with both months surpassing 1 million passengers. The airport has experienced passenger growth for 34 consecutive months and for 66 of the last 67 months, dating back to January 2010, according to ABIA. Total passenger traffic for January through July of this year was 6,759,214, up 10 percent, compared to January through July of 2014. While the number of passengers continues to grow rapidly, air cargo does not. According to the airport’s statistics, air cargo totaled 89,975,665 pounds, up 2 percent compared to January through July of 2014. International air cargo totaled 11,086,586 pounds, up 0.7 percent.
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