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AIRPORT LOGS SLIGHT INCREASE IN PASSENGERS, NUMBER OF FLIGHTS IN 1991

AIRPORT LOGS SLIGHT INCREASE IN PASSENGERS, NUMBER OF FLIGHTS IN 1991
 MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A slight increase in the number of passengers using Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and a modest increase in aircraft operations was recorded in 1991 compared with the previous year, according to Jeffrey W. Hamiel, executive director of the Metropolitan Airports Commission.
 Passengers using MSP in 1991 totaled 19,336,533, an increase of 158,040 over the 19,178,050 passengers carried in 1990. Local passengers -- those who either began or completed their flights at MSP -- actually declined slightly last year from 12,179,656 in 1990 to 11,986,211 in 1991. Connecting passengers -- those who connected at the Twin Cities from one flight to another -- increased to 7,350,274 in 1991 from 6,998,394 a year earlier.
 Aircraft landings and takeoffs totaled 382,017 last year, up from 379,785 in 1991. Major carriers accounted for 226,697 landings and takeoffs last year or 59 percent of the total, Hamiel said. The remainder of the operations were flown by regional carriers (75,856), charter operators (5,046), all cargo carriers (20,049), general aviation (51,889) and military aircraft (2,480).
 Air cargo, including mail, was up to 268.3 thousand metric tons last year from 266.7 thousand metric tons a year earlier.
 "The slight growth in traffic and operations at MSP last year is typical of what occurred at other major U.S. airports," Hamiel said. "With the Persian Gulf crisis and the disruption caused by the war, air travel in 1991 really didn't begin to recover substantially until midway through the summer travel season. Also, the prolonged effects of the recession slowed growth in both business and leisure travel throughout the year. Looking ahead, unless we see a strong recovery of the economy, I don't think we'll experience major increases in traffic or in the number of flights serving MSP in 1992," Hamiel said.
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