Detroit Metro: Strong December boosts 2013 travel

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 3, 2014 at 3:10 pm •  Published: February 3, 2014
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ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Managers of Detroit Metropolitan Airport say a jump in December travel helped push up passenger traffic by 0.5 percent for 2013.

The Wayne County Airport Authority said Monday that 32.4 million people traveled at the airport in Romulus last year. It says 2.6 million people flew in December, a 7.4 percent increase from the same month a year earlier.

The authority says many Thanksgiving 2013 travelers made their return trips in December.

The airport authority says the increase in the number of travelers for the year comes despite a 0.5 percent decline in the number of takeoffs and landings.

The authority says a University of Michigan-Dearborn analysis estimates the airport has an annual economic impact of $10.2 billion.

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