EL PASO - August 2012 passenger traffic at El Paso International Airport increased almost 2 percent from August 2011, but year-to-date passenger traffic declined 1 percent compared with the same time last year.
The airport handled 262,420 passengers in August — up 4,595 passengers from August 2011.
For the first eight months of the year, the airport handled 19,864 fewer passengers than a year ago. The airport was used by 1.95 million passengers from January through August.
Freight handled at the airport increased almost 3 percent in August compared with a year ago, and increased 6.5 percent for the first eight months of the year compared with a year ago to 63,307 tons.
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