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Economy

Traffic Up at Dubuque Airport

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Dubuque Regional Airport
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2015 was a good year for the Dubuque Regional Airport. For the second year in a row, passenger traffic rose 7 per cent.

Airport manager, Robert Grierson, says nearly 37,000 people boarded American Airlines flights from Dubuque to Chicago's O'Hare Airport.
Even though the overall increase was 7 per cent, traffic jumped as much as 15 per cent during some months, last year.

For this year, Grierson is hoping for larger aircraft and more flights, and another increase in traffic. 

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Asking American for flights to Dallas, asking United for flights to Denver.

Currently American Airlines offers three round trips per day between O'Hare in Chicago and Dubuque.

A new terminal is also under construction, and should be finished later this year.