Passenger totals rising at Shreveport airport


SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Officials of Shreveport Regional Airport say the number of passengers using the facility rose in July.

KEEL radio reports ( ) the increase marked the ninth consecutive monthly rise in passengers.

During the first seven months of 2014, the airport reports 366,082 passengers used Shreveport Regional. That's an increase of nearly 30,000 passengers over the same period in 2013.

Shreveport Airport Authority spokesman Bryan Francis says officials believe the increased airport use is being driven by a strengthening economy in northwest Louisiana.

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