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Fourth quarter boardings reflect possible turnaround

Monday, January 21, 2013

McCOOK, Nebraska -- A fourth quarter increase of nearly four percent in boarded passengers at McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport, when compared to the same October, November, December time period in 2011, reduced the annual percentage decrease to single digits for calendar year 2012. Although the increase may seem minimal, it capped a year which saw decreases of 9.33 percent, 21.47 percent and 11.06 percent, for the first three quarters respectively.

According to enplanement reports provided by city staff, the McCook airport boarded 1610 commercial airline passengers in 2012, which is a 9.8 percent decrease from 2011, or 175 less passengers. That amount is the lowest annual number of commercial passengers the airport has boarded since at least 2007.

The decrease in passengers also follows 2011's decrease of 8.46 percent, or 165 passengers less than 2010.

The passenger numbers only include those from scheduled airline services, not charter, taxi or non-scheduled carrier passengers.

2012 passengers

by quarter

First Qtr : 340

Second Qtr : 384

Third Qtr : 418

Fourth Qtr : 468

Annual trend,

total passengers

2012 : 1610

2011 : 1785

2010 : 1950

2009 : 1656

2008 : 1695

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