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30 percent passenger increase reported at Trenton-Mercer Airport

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278,436 passengers boarded commercial aircraft from Trenton-Mercer Airport in 2016.
278,436 passengers boarded commercial aircraft from Trenton-Mercer Airport in 2016. - ()

Trenton-Mercer Airport saw a 30.6 percent increase in passengers from 2016 to 2017, according to numbers released by the Federal Aviation Administration.

According to the FAA, 278,436 people boarded a commercial aircraft out of Trenton-Mercer in 2016, while 363,626 people boarded the following year.

“This is positive news for Trenton-Mercer Airport and indicates that the airlines are offering destinations the public wants, passengers are benefiting from the ever-expanding choice of routes and the next-door location of Trenton-Mercer Airport is attractive to people throughout our region, many of whom have said the convenience of the airport drives their decision to take a family vacation,” Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes said in a statement.

Trenton-Mercer Airport is considering building a new airport terminal that would accommodate current passenger capacity and support future growth. A new terminal would offer expanded dining options, better security screening areas, modern baggage claim and parking enhancements.

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David Hutter

David Hutter


David Hutter grew up in Darien, Conn., and covers higher education, transportation and manufacturing for NJBIZ. He can be reached at dhutter@njbiz.com.

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