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San Diego International Airport Traffic Rose 1.8 Percent in April

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    San Diego International Airport saw total passenger traffic rise 1.8 percent in April from the same month a year ago, to nearly 1.7 million, according to the latest monthly numbers from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

    Departing passengers totaled 855,297 for the month, up 2.5 percent from a year ago, with arriving passengers totaling 837,445, for a 1.2 percent increase.

    The domestic passenger count topped 1.6 million for the month, up 2.1 percent, with the international passenger total declining 5 percent, to 56,831.

    For the January-to-April period, total passenger traffic was up 4.4 percent from a year ago, at nearly 6.4 million. The departing traveler count increased 4.5 percent, to 3.19 million, with arriving passengers increasing 4.4 percent, to 3.18 million.

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