Thursday, November 04, 2010

Passengers at Dulles in Sept. Highest Since 2006

In the month of September, 1,958,511 passengers traveled through Dulles Airport, which was 4.5% above passenger traffic in the same month last year, and marked the highest monthly passenger count for the month of September since 2006.  Cargo traffic at Dulles in September was 5.6% above last year.
 
Over the 12-month period from October 2009 to September 2010, passenger traffic at Dulles has improved by 1.2% compared to the same period a year ago, and cargo traffic is up by 17.6%. 

2 Comments:

At 11/04/2010 9:02 AM, Blogger Tim Worstall said...

Well, yes, but I wouldn't necessarily call this proof of an improvement in the economy.

If you're off to DC to beg bureaucrats or politicians, which airport are you going to use?

(National doesn't fly everywhere!)

 
At 11/04/2010 3:07 PM, Blogger misterjosh said...

I noticed Mark didn't use his usual economy improving terminology with this one.

This is definitely an example of a big increase in rent-seeking, rather than in the economy.

What I wonder is if the opportunities for rent-seeking will be greater or fewer with a split house/senate/president. I don't have any illusions about the GOP being any less susceptible to this kind of soft corruption than the Dems, but there might just be less candy being handed out by a contentious congress.

The DC boom might be over.

I can hope at least.

 

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