Traffic at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport is on the rise.
Last month, 132,310 passengers flew in and out of the airport, a record for September.
That’s up almost 6 percent over September 2009. The previous September high was in 2007 when 125,881 passengers used the airport.
For the year, traffic is up 2.6 percent over 2009.
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“Even though airlines have reduced the number of available seats, we are now seeing increased demand for air travel, and airlines returning to profitability,” Valerie Wise, air service and business development manager for Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, said in a statement.
The increased passenger traffic is a positive sign for the airport, Wichita Airport Advisory Board chairman Dwight Greenlee said.
“I am cautiously optimistic that this trend will continue into next year as the economy improves and business travel increases,” Greenlee said in a statement.