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Eastern Iowa Airport seeing record-level passengers

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For nearly a year now, officials at the Eastern Iowa Airport say they're seeing record passenger traffic.

It began in December 2013. Each month, the airport sees between 90,000-100,000 passengers.

The busiest month was March 2013, when they saw 109,653 passengers.

“This is the first time in history we have experienced this level of sustained growth,” said Don Swanson, Director of Finance and the acting Airport Director. “The longest stretch that we have found in our history was in 2007 with seven straight record months.”

Officials attribute the growth to a increase in larger aircraft servicing the airport.

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