Video: Passenger Count Down for Miss. Airports

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MISSISSIPPI (WCBI) — A shrinking airline industry, ticket price pressures and falling gas prices added up to falling passenger counts for the state’s eight airports last year.

Ridership was down at all eight airports, with Golden Triangle Regional faring the best with only a 5 percent decline. That came after four years of record passenger counts.

Gulfport and Jackson saw 10 percent declines for a second straight year.

Golden Triangle airport leaders say higher ticket prices and reduced flight options in the industry also impacted ridership.

But airport officials say they’ve had success working with Delta Airlines to lower rates on some of its most popular routes. They hope for stable numbers this year.

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