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October passenger traffic up at RFD

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ROCKFORD (WREX) -

Year-over-year traffic for the Chicago Rockford Airport increased by 24 percent during the month of October.

RFD served 14,849 passengers in October 2012, up from 12,006 in October 2011. The airport also accommodated charter flights to locations like Gulfport, Mississippi and Laughlin, Nevada last month, but it was their regular flights and some special visitors that really helped ramp up traffic.

"Once again, our flights to Denver through Frontier Airlines really helped to boost our passenger numbers," RFD Director of Economic Development and Governmental Affairs, Mike Dunn, said. "We also had some special flights that helped drive passenger numbers, including the departure of the European Ryder Cup team and several full charters."

The airport had a load capacity of 92 percent in October. Year-to-date traffic is up almost 14 percent compared to last year.

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