Airport Traffic up almost 200% Over Last Year, Despite Oil Crisis!

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Our friends at PCBDaily recently sent out an update on airport traffic being almost up 200% over last year! This is GREAT NEWS!  Thanks for sharing!

The following is an excerpt from the article:

In a recent airport authority board meeting, Airport Director reported to the board that traffic at the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport was up almost 200% over the traffic at the old Panama City airport during June of 2009.  This is great news as traffic is higher than anticipated and surely a shot in the arm to our local economy and shot over the bow of airport nay-sayers.

Outbound traffic June 2010 totaled over 40,000 passengers with well over half using Southwest Airlines. Total traffic, both inbound and outbound totaled over 80,000 in June, nearly tripling the numbers from June of 2009.  These numbers best the total traffic numbers of both the Northwest Florida Regional Airport in Ft. Walton AND the Tallahassee Regional Airport.

[Check out the full update here.]