Five-year plans for Tulsa Airport upgrades detailed

-- Jan. 21--Capital improvement plans for Tulsa International Airport and Jones Riverside Airport for 2012-2016 were reviewed Thursday by the Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust, which was advised that federal budget cuts could affect some...


"When you see where the industry is, that we are down to four carriers, it's in our best interest to be proactive, to do what we can to ensure the stability of our airport."

In the monthly review of airport activity, trustees learned that passenger traffic is recovering slowly from the recession and double-digit traffic decreases that were common in the past two years.

In December, airline traffic was 229,219 passengers, an increase of 1.26 percent from December 2009.

For 2010, traffic was 2.84 million, a decline of 1.46 percent from 2009.

Aircraft operations -- a landing or takeoff -- at Tulsa International totaled 9,508 in December, a 9.4 percent increase from a year earlier.

For all of 2010, Tulsa International recorded 111,466 aircraft operations, a drop of 4.4 percent from 2009.

D.R. Stewart 581-8451

don.stewart@tulsaworld.com

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