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Norfolk International Airport passenger, cargo traffic up in in July

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NORFOLK, Virginia — Norfolk International Airport reported more than a 6 percent increase in passenger traffic in July compared with the same month in the previous year.

The airport says it had about 299,000 passengers, compared with a July 2014 passenger count of about 281,000.

Since January, the number of passengers has decreased about 2 percent compared with the same period in 2014.

In cargo activity, more than 5 million pounds were shipped in and out of the airport during July. That's more than a 9 percent increase from the same month last year. Since January, cargo activity has increased more than 6 percent compared with the same period last year.

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