Travel to, from Portland airport up in September

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Posted: Oct 14, 2010 12:00 AM
Travel to, from Portland airport up in September

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.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com