- Associated Press - Sunday, March 2, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Officials at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport say boardings are up 11 percent this year - and trending higher.

The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports (http://argusne.ws/1fTCU6E) that growth projections show the number of passengers traveling from the airport increasing by almost 60 percent during the next 20 years.

The airport authority reviewed the figures last week as part of the facility’s master plan. The projections were unanimously approved by the group and will be sent to the Federal Aviation Administration for review.

Figures show that 470,000 passengers traveled to and from the airport last year. It averages about 1,200 passengers per day.

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Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com