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Tyler Pounds Airport sees a rebound in activity

Released by The City of Tyler:

TYLER, TX - Nationwide, many airports have reported reductions in enplanements and airport activities. Although Tyler Pounds Regional Airport a saw decline in enplanements over the last few years due to economic conditions, they sustained better than many regional airports in Texas and are now seeing signs of a rebound in activity.

Between 2008 and 2009, Tyler realized a 3.06 percent decrease in activity compared to a 7.42 decrease at Abilene Regional Airport, an 8.61 percent decrease at Dallas' Love Field and a 9.46 percent decrease at College Station's Easterwood Field.

"While Tyler did feel the effects of the recession and noticed a decrease in activity at the airport, Tyler Pounds Regional Airport fared well compared to other regional airports across the state," said Davis Dickson, airport manager. "In 2010 Tyler Pounds saw an increase in activity and monthly numbers for January 2011 are the highest they have been in the past three years."

Tyler Pounds is beginning to see signs of improvement with a .40 percent increase in activities between 2009 and 2010 and an increase of nearly one percent between January 2009 and January 2011. Tyler Pounds also saw an increase of .99 percent in the number of rental cars leased and an increase of .95 percent fuel flowage between 2009 and 2010.

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