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Fewer Flights, Fewer Passengers at Bob Hope Airport

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Traffic at a local airport that's both easier to navigate and significantly less expensive than LAX is nevertheless going down, reports the La Canada Valley Sun. The number of passengers flying out of Bob Hope Airport went down by 5.1% in June, the fourth consecutive month in which passenger traffic has seen a decrease. According to the Sun, the airport handled 371,931 passengers in June of this year, compared with 392,052 passengers in June 2010.

Other smaller airports are faring poorly as well. The Sun reports:

In Orange County, John Wayne Airport reported a 2.9% drop, and Ontario Airport reported a 5.8% dip.

The dip comes as airlines are cutting the number of flights and available seats, in order to fill planes to capacity.

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LAX, notes the Sun, had a 6% increase in passengers.