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Dane County Regional Airport Establishes Passenger Record in 2004

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Lesley Sillaman, Office of the County Executive (608) 267-8823

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1/17/2005

Issued By: County Executive
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Madison -- A total of 1,684,937 passengers traveled through the Dane County Regional Airport in 2004. This represents the greatest total annual passenger activity in the airport’s history surpassing last year’s record of 1,597,570 by 5.5%.

“Dane County Regional Airport continues to outperform the national average when it comes to passenger growth,” said Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk. “Improvements to the airport, a good local economy and strong local airline competition all help.”

The Airport added non-stop flights four times per week to Las Vegas by Allegiant Airlines in October in response to strong passenger demand to that city.

Dane County Regional Airport terminal expansion and modernization work continues. The five-year, sixty-five million dollar project that will be completed this year was funded by Airport revenues -- no property taxes -- will double the existing terminal space by November of this year. Additionally a twenty-eight million dollar runway safety area project commenced this week.

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