StarNews: Airport posts strong first half, but passenger numbers slump in summer

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Submitted: Fri, 08/10/2012 - 1:50am
Updated: Fri, 08/10/2012 - 12:15pm

By Gareth McGrath

WILMINGTON, NC — It’s been a mostly up year for the Wilmington International Airport so far. Now the question is if the airport can maintain its strong passenger numbers for the rest of 2012

After a mostly strong first half of the year, passenger numbers are starting to slip.

The loss of service to Chicago on American Airlines in April cost the airport flights, as did Delta replacing US Airways’ three daily flights to New York-LaGuardia in early July with only two flights.

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