Passenger Traffic Increases at Tulsa Airport

Apr 17, 2014

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Passenger traffic has increased at the Tulsa International Airport over last year.

Airport officials said Thursday the increase of more than 8 percent in March over the same period in 2013 is due to the addition of flights and continued success of the area's energy, aviation and manufacturing industries.

Airlines serving the airport scheduled more than 2,800 additional seats and 99 additional flights in March compared to a year ago. Southwest Airlines also launched daily service to Chicago Midway in April 2013 and Allegiant launched twice-weekly service to Orlando in October.

Officials say the increase is also due to the launch last March of the Tulsa Regional Air Service Initiative — a program to retain and attract air service from Tulsa in order to grow the airport's passenger numbers.