ABIA monthly traffic hits 1M for first timeABIA monthly traffic hits 1M for first timehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=32392014-08-28T07:13:00Z2014-08-28T00:00:00Z

AUSTIN - July was the first month ever to see more than 1 million passengers travel through Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

The record total of 1,006,417 travelers was up 9 percent from Jul 2013, and topped the previous single month record of 968,545 — which had just been set in June 2014.

The Austin airport has seen robust growth in recent years, thanks in part to the addition of four new carriers in the past year and steady population increases.

Only one out of the past 55 months — since January 2010 — has not seen passenger growth at the airport.

ABIA is the nation’s third fastest-growing airport behind New ­Orleans and Houston, according to industry trade publication Airline Weekly.

In July, the airport also reported cargo traffic figures, which were down slightly, less than 1 percent, at 11.9 million pounds.

However, international air cargo, with the addition of British Airways in the last year, continued to see a meteoric rise in shipments, which were up 74 percent to 1.3 million pounds.

Austin American-Statesman
Austin-Round Rock
Infrastructure & Transportation
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