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Tri-Cities Airport Worried Fewer Passengers Could Hurt Renovations

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PASCO, Wash. - Directors at the Tri-Cities Airport say if fewer passengers continue to fly in and out of Pasco, the  drop in revenue could hurt the renovation plans.

If the airport continues at its current pace, about 300,000 people should come through Pasco this year. That's down from 331,000 the year before.

Airport directors say the airport needs at least 251,000 passengers a year to bring in enough revenue for a terminal project, partially funded by bonds repaid by passenger charges. 

The airport says fewer people are buying airline tickets because of Hanford layoffs, federal spending cuts and the airlines offering fewer flights.

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