More passengers than usual reported by Ted Stevens Int'l Airport this summer

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Alaska's biggest airport located in west Anchorage is reporting a "record-setting summer" for travel in terms of passengers flying into and through the hub.

An extra 68,724 passengers were recorded between May and September, according to a news release issued by Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

The airport attributed this boost to "the growing interest in visiting Alaska and the robust efforts of Alaska’s vibrant tourism industry."

That interest was reportedly supported by additional flights, allowing for the passenger total to swell over the summer.

“Most of the increase we saw were tourist coming to experience all of Alaska,” said Jim Szczesniak, Airport Manager, “We’re working hard to attract new destinations and additional flights to continue the growth.”

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