Preston Smith International boardings down in LubbockPreston Smith International boardings down in Lubbockhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=38352014-06-24T10:13:00Z2014-06-23T00:00:00Z

LUBBOCK - Airline boardings are up across the United States, but not at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport.

According to this month’s economic indicators, April’s airline boardings in Lubbock decreased by about 3 percent compared to the previous year. Year to date, boardings went down from a little more than 145,000 in 2013 to roughly 141,000 in 2014.

Recent developments that affect Lubbock’s airport were Continental Airline’s merger with United Airlines, American Airlines’ merger with US Airways and Southwest Airlines acquiring AirTran. These expansions have caused changes in air travel throughout the country.

In April, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released data on the flight cuts during the mergers in the past several years. For midsize airports, the average percentage change of flights since 2007 has decreased by 23.9 percent. Total seats have decreased by almost 19 percent.

Read more at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

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