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Waterloo airport sees highest passenger count since 2009

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The Waterloo Regional Airport says July 2014 saw the highest number of passengers since June of 2009.

Mike Wilson, airport director, says there were 2,214 passenger departures in July, a 40.5 percent increase over July 2013.

Wilson credits American Airlines upgrading from 44-seat aircraft to 50-seat aircraft for the increase. He says the seat increase provided better overall ticket prices.

Wilson says the airline also adjusted flight times, making for better connections through Chicago.

The Waterloo Regional Airport has seen 12,593 passenger departures this year, a 13 percent increase over the same period last year.

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