More people continue to fly out of Harrisburg International Airport. Passenger traffic increased a whopping sixteen percent in February 2011, compared with February 2010.
Passenger traffic at MDT for January and February is up 10.6 percent over the same time period last year. Cargo tonnage has declined slightly. For the first two months of 2011, cargo dropped 3.5 percent.
Overall, MDT’s performance is strong in light of rising gas and ticket prices. People are seeing the value and convenience of flying out of Harrisburg.
Airports are significant contributors to a local or regional economy and are a means of economic development.