Passenger Traffic Rises at Salt Lake City Airport

5 October 2009 (Last Updated October 5th, 2009 18:30)

Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) in the US has experienced an increase in passenger traffic for three successive months, with August seeing a 3.85% increase compared to the same month last year. Despite an earlier 14-month downward spiral at the airport, passenger numbers bega

Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) in the US has experienced an increase in passenger traffic for three successive months, with August seeing a 3.85% increase compared to the same month last year.

Despite an earlier 14-month downward spiral at the airport, passenger numbers began picking up in June and July.

Passenger traffic figures were lowest in February 2009, which recorded a drop of 14.3% compared to the same month the previous year. Commercial service operations showed an increase of 2.12% in July and of 2.08% in August compared to the same months of 2008.

The airport serves 20 million passengers annually and has been ranked seventh in the US airport league tables.