Flights On Rebound At XNA Airport

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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Through its first 10 years of operation, the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport posted incredible numbers. Passenger counts were constantly on the up and the Highfill-based facility appeared invincible. But reality took hold in a big way to start 2009. XNA not only saw its numbers plummet but, heading into the annual Wal-Mart Stockholders Meeting here in May, passenger counts were down a whopping 18.17 percent year-to-year. But a couple months ago the numbers all of a sudden started climbing again. "It's really felt good around here the last couple months," said Kelly Johnson, XNA director.

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News, Pages 5 on 08/19/2009


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