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More people are flying in and out of BIA

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Before you know it the holiday season will be upon us which means more people will be traveling to visit loved ones. However Bangor International Airport is already seeing an increase in passengers traveling through the airport.

BIA Director Tony Caruso said the airport has seen a 12 percent increase in travelers this year. He also said there was a one percent increase in the amount of people that flew at BIA last month compared to August of 2011.

Caruso said there are a couple of reasons why there has been more traffic at BIA.

"I think our passenger numbers are up one because certainly because there is strong demand here in our market so we're very appreciative of folks utilizing our airport. Fares seem to be well inline with our competitive airports. So certainly we're very excited given the current economic climate,"

Caruso said that BIA is working with the airlines that already serve the city to expand the routes they offer.