Port officials say passenger volume at the Portland International Airport is up 4.5 percent in September over the same period last year.
The Oregonian reports the airport also saw a passenger increase of 2 percent in August.
Port director Bill Wyatt says back-to-back increases indicate the fall travel season will be strong. Wyatt calls it a positive sign for the economy.
Also Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation said the Portland airport ranked second in on-time departures for the first eight months of 2010. Departures at the airport were on time 88.87 percent of the time, second only to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which logged an 89.06 on-time percentage.
Sea-Tac and Portland were ranked one and two in the 2009 rankings as well.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com