XNA Sees Significant Increase in Air Travelers This Summer

Published 08/28 2014 05:32PM

Updated 08/28 2014 05:35PM

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS - Passenger numbers are taking off at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport.

The amount of air travelers was up nearly 15 percent in June and over 20 percent in July, compared to the same time last year.

According to XNA officials, they haven't seen growth this significant since 2004 and 2005. They say the improvement is an indication of the rising economy in Northwest Arkansas.

Airlines have also been scheduling more flights during the summer months, and have been using larger planes with more seats.

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