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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids hit a record for number of annual passengers.

In 2014, 1,132,991 people flew in and out of the airport. That's an increase of 8.9 percent over last year and beats the previous record set in 2007 of 1,060,120. 

Airport officials says the growth is in connection to the strength of the local economy. 

The Eastern Iowa Airport is in the process of renovating the terminal area. It will include a lobby modernization,  concourse, and security check point expansion.     

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