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ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — At least 10 new nonstop routes being offered by low-cost airlines could help boost numbers at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/1qo40Z9 ) that airlines such as Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines are bringing more options for travelers. For the past four years, the airport in Romulus has seen about 32 million passengers annually and growth has been sluggish.

Al Glancy, chairman of the Wayne County Airport Authority Board, says the expansion of low-cost carriers doesn't add much in terms of significant revenue for the airport but "they add value for customers who want to fly relatively short distances."

The airport says it has had success attracting JetBlue and Alaska Airlines. Delta Airlines, the airport's largest carrier, also is adding service at Detroit Metro.

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http://www.metroairport.com

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Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/

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