Spokane’s airport passenger and cargo traffic took sharp hits during January, based on data provided by the major air carriers.
Passenger traffic in January fell by 14.5 percent compared to one year earlier. The month saw 222,477 passengers come through the airport compared with 260,425 in January 2008.
Total cargo moved in and out of Spokane International dropped 12.3 percent compared to one year ago. The larger share of the cargo slump was offloaded goods, down 13.9 percent from January 2008. Cargo loaded on fell 9.5 percent, according to an airport news release.