AUSTIN (KXAN) - For the first time in its history, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport saw more than 900,000 travelers in a single month pass through its terminals.
Total passenger-traffic reports show that the airport saw a record 911,675 passengers for the month of June, up 8 percent compared to June 2012. This tops the previous single-month record of 889,659 set in May 2013.
Passenger traffic for the year is up a total of 6 percent compared to this time last year.
Compared to reports from June 2012, United Airlines saw their total-passenger numbers increase by 93 percent this June. U.S. Airways saw their passenger numbers increase by 31 percent, JetBlue Airways by 16.5 percent, Southwest Airlines by 10.5 percent and Delta Airlines by 6 percent.
The only airline carrier at ABIA that saw a decrease in total-passenger numbers for June was American Airlines, down by 6 percent.
As the airport continues to see increased numbers of people pass through its gates, construction and facility improvement projects are underway.
Some of the upgrades currently being made include:
- New flight monitors
- New boarding bridges
- New concrete dividers outside of baggage claim
- New carpet and coats of paint
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport opened in May 1999.
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