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Study says US regional airline growth slowed.(Regional News)

Regional airline traffic in the US rose by just 3.1% to 155.5 million passengers in 2006, the slowest rate of growth in seven years, according to new data produced by Velocity Group (ATW, 5/07, p. 26).

"The last time regional airlines posted single-digit aggregate passenger gains was in 2001, prior to the current phase of airline industry restructuring which began immediately after 9/11," Velocity partner Doug Abbey said. …

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