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Sea-Tac Airport traffic falls nearly 6 percent in January

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Feb. 27, 2009 at 3:47 pm |
February 27, 2009 3:47 pm

The business slowdown has finally touched traffic at Sea-Tac Airport.

The airport this week reported its January passenger traffic was down 5.86 percent in January compared with the same month in 2008. Some 2.15 million passengers passed through the airport last month.

The traffic decline comes after Sea-Tac set a new record of passenger traffic last year, more than 32 million passengers.

International passenger traffic was down considerably more than domestic with international traffic dropping 10.88 percent. Domestic traffic fell 5.27 percent.

Still, Sea-Tac traffic reductions are less than some U.S. airports. Traffic at Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport declined 15.7 percent in January.

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