Passenger Traffic Continues to Rebound

Aug 21, 2002
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For Immediate Release For More Information:
November 4, 2002 Angie Neal, (614) 239-4081

Passenger Traffic Continues to Rebound

Passenger traffic at Port Columbus was up 35.5-percent for the month of September as compared to September, 2001. Due to the 2001 terrorist attacks, a more appropriate comparison is September, 2000, which was about 1-percent higher than this September.

When looking at year-to-date data, 2002 is down 2.2 percent from 2001. Current year-to-date
statistics are 1-percent below 2000, which was a record-breaking year for Port Columbus.

According to the Air Transport Association, national passenger statistics reflect an increase of 28 percent for September, 2002 and an 8 percent decrease for year-to-date.

“We attribute our rebounding passenger traffic to the local economy’s ability to withstand economic downturns and to the airlines providing affordable air service to desired destinations,â€￾ said Elaine Roberts, Executive Director of the Columbus Airport Authority.

For more detailed passenger traffic information, visit our website at If you have additional questions, please contact Angie Neal, Supervisor of Public Affairs for the Columbus Airport Authority, at (614) 239-4081.