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Richmond airport passenger traffic dips in 2012

Wednesday - 1/30/2013, 11:12am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - Passenger traffic at Richmond International Airport dipped slightly in 2012.

Figures from the Capital Region Airport Commission show that passenger traffic fell from 3,179,956 in 2011 to 3,167,294 in 2012, a decline of less than 1 percent.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( reports that the figures released Tuesday also show December's passenger traffic fell 2 percent from 249,617 in 2011 to 244,514.

Airport president and CEO Jon E. Mathiasen says he's satisfied with the numbers, considering the national increase in airline fares and the economy.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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