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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

7-Month Airline Passengers Down 16.5%

The airline industry saw passenger numbers slump 16.5 percent in January to July this year, the Federal Aviation Agency reported Wednesday.

In July, the middle of the holiday season, national airlines carried 5.25 million passengers, 10.8 percent fewer than a year earlier but 14.1 percent higher than in June.