Fort Lauderdale's October Traffic Falls From Wilma Disrupting Operations

Reversing its trend of surging growth, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport reported a 17.5 percent drop in passenger traffic in October to 1.3 million passengers as Hurricane Wilma disrupted operations.

Domestic passenger volume fell 20.2 percent in October to 1.2 million passengers, while international traffic increased 30.5 percent to 113,536 passengers, the airport said.

Year to date, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood's traffic is up 9.7 percent to 18.7 million passengers.

Total cargo dropped 22.6 percent in October to 11,780.3 tons.

Miami Herald

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