Airport doing brisk business

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A passenger boards an American Eagle jet at the Grand Junction Regional Airport on Thursday. The plane had just landed in Grand Junction from Texas.


Boardings up 3.4 percent over last year

The number of commercial passengers who flew out of Grand Junction Regional Airport in the first six months of the year climbed more than 3 percent compared to the same time last year, a positive sign after an extended period of stagnation.
A total of 108,331 passengers boarded planes headed elsewhere in the first half of 2014, a 3.4 percent increase over last year, when there were 104,771 passenger boardings. That’s the most boardings at Grand Junction Regional Airport through the first six months of the year since 2009, according to airport data.

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