- Associated Press - Monday, January 13, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - More passengers are flying in and out of the Lincoln Airport, with use up by 5 percent in 2013.

The Lincoln Airport Authority announced Monday that United, Delta and their partner airlines carried 283,690 travelers through the airport in 2013. That is nearly 14,000 more than in 2012.

December saw an especially large increase, with 9 percent more passengers than in December 2012.

John Wood, the airport’s executive director, says he expects new flights planned by Delta between Lincoln and Atlanta will lead to continued increases in passenger counts.