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Passenger traffic grows at ABIA
Passenger growth continued at Austin Bergstrom International Airport in October, as passenger traffic increased 11 percent compared to October 2013. The airport has seen increased passenger traffic for 57 out of the last 58 months. In October, most of the major airlines serving ABIA saw an increase in boardings. Southwest, the largest carrier, saw a 4 percent increase; American saw a 9 percent increase and United had a 15 percent jump. Passenger activity for the first 10 months of 2014 was also up 7 percent over January-October 2013. Cargo operations were flat for October, with international air cargo up 259 percent.