Burlington International Airport reports that its traffic was a bit off in 2009, after a record year in 2008.
About 1.4 million passengers boarded planes or landed at the airport in 2009, down about 90,000, or nearly 6 percent, from a year earlier.
Despite the drop, 2009 was the second biggest year in the history of Vermont’s largest airport.
The U.S. airline industry as a whole was down more than 12 percent. Some of the downturn was attributed to airline cutbacks triggered by the recession.