Burlington Airport Declines After Record Year

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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.

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