In January American, Continental, Southwest, United and US Airways reported double-digit percentage increases over January 2006 passenger numbers resulting in a 15% increase year-over-year and the busiest January in the history of Port Columbus International Airport.

‘Over 533,000 people traveled through Port Columbus in January to beat the 2003 record by nearly 30,000 travelers,’ said David Whitaker, Vice President of Business Development & Communications for the Airport Authority. ‘The combination of 17 additional daily departures over January 2006 and the OSU bowl charters in January 2007 made for a spectacular month.’

The airport provides about 180 daily non-stop flights to 37 airports. Air carriers include Air Canada Jazz, American, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, Midwest Connect, Northwest, Southwest, United, US Airways/America West, USA3000 and the regional affiliates associated with many of these major airlines.

Meanwhile, over 16.7 million pounds of cargo moved through Rickenbacker International Airport in January. Rickenbacker is a multi-modal cargo airport that features an impressive network of freight forwarders and cargo airlines such as FedEx, UPS, Evergreen International, Kalitta and Atlas as well as a U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone and numerous industrial parks.