ATLANTA — Passenger traffic at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport increased by 3.7 percent during the first six months of 2011 compared to 2010 even as the number of landings and takeoffs decreased, the airport said.
The number of passengers increased from 43.4 million more than 45 million. The number of international passengers increased by slightly more than 11 percent — from 4,505,697 to 5,002,368, according to the airport.
“Our passenger numbers reflect the strong growth we have been experiencing at Hartsfield-Jackson over the past year or more,” Aviation General Manager Louis Miller said in a news release. “Passenger counts are currently higher than the levels seen in 2008, which was a record year for the Airport.”
Meanwhile, the number of landings and takeoffs declined 2.8 percent from 470,739 to 457,724, the airport said, citing smaller regional aircraft. However, international landings and takeoffs increased by 11.9 percent.
In addition, air cargo at the airport was up nearly 3.2 percent.