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Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, 6:24 p.m.
 

Passenger traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport declined 5.1 percent in September compared to the same month a year ago, the Allegheny County Airport Authority said on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh's monthly air traffic decreased year-to-year in 13 of the last 15 months, authority figures show.

Pittsburgh had 640,281 passengers in September, down from 674,959 in September 2011.

AirTran Airways had the biggest year-to-year jump in traffic, at 6.9 percent, while JetBlue Airways' 5.2 percent gain was its eighth straight monthly increase.

For the year to date, air traffic is down 3.5 percent.

compared to the same period last year.

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