PDX flying low

Travel at PDX takes a nosedive that rivals the drop-off after 9/11.

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Passenger revenue for U.S. airlines dropped by 26 percent in June compared to the year before, and PDX is among the airports taking a hit.

In Oregon and across the country, the travel slowdown is hurting airports, many of which took on costly improvements when passenger traffic was increasing. This downturn, airport officials say, is more severe than the one that followed Sept. 11, 2001.

Today, questions cloud the future: Have people’s travel habits changed for good? And what would that mean to the region’s economy and the Port of Portland, which operates the state’s largest airport?

Read the full story at OregonLive.com.

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