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GSP wins national award for rapid passenger growth

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer earned a 2011 US ANNIE award among airports with 500,000 – 2 million passengers.

Airports served by Southwest Airlines won three of the four ANNIE awards for traffic growth.

GSP, which handled 1.26 million passengers in 2010, has benefited from the decision by Southwest to start services at the airport in mid-March. The introduction of five routes operated at least daily has helped GSP grow its monthly seat capacity year-on-year by almost 40 percent.

Runner-up Orlando Sanford has seen a 20 percent increase in October seat capacity primarily to Allegiant Air’s decision to relocate its Orlando services from Orlando International to Orlando Sanford.

Airlines and airports are rewarded for achieving notable route and traffic related success in the United States during the last year. The award is based on airline science, statistics and data accumulated by OAG Aviation, an analytical and forecasting firm

The date was accumulated from over 650 airports and around 100 airlines operating in the U.S. market.

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