Passenger numbers increasing at Fresno's airport

Friday, February 03, 2012

New numbers show a surge in air travel out of Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

Airport officials say more than 1.2 million passengers traveled through Fresno in 2011.

That's a six-percent jump from 2010.

Officials say it was stimulated by reestablishing daily non-stop service to Guadalajara, Mexico.

It's the third highest traffic year in FYI's reported history.

Passenger traffic peaked in 2007 with more than 1.3 million passengers traveling through Fresno.

Plus the airport is forecasting air travel to continue on record-breaking pace this year.

FYI is vital to the Valley economy, generating about 2100 jobs.

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