Piedmont Triad Airport Traffic Drops By 4 Percent

HIGH POINT -- Piedmont Triad International Airport ended the year with a 4 percent drop in passenger traffic for 2005, a drop of 54,728 flyers.

December continued a seven-month decline in passenger flights from the airport, with 18,231 fewer travellers compared to the same month last year, according to data released Tuesday by the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority.

At their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, the board of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority Also at the meeting: Gloria Whisenhunt, chairwoman of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, was named to the airport authority board. She will replace the late Stanley Frank who died on January 2. Board members announced that the airport authority will hold an opening ceremony in early February for the newly completed Comair hangar.

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