The Albany County Airport Authority approved a $48.3 million budget for 2009, a 3.4 percent increase over 2008's projected spending, at last night's (Monday, Dec. 1) Airport Authority meeting.
The Albany International Airport is projecting passenger enplanements, or the number of individual passengers boarding a plane, to reach 1,362,000 in 2009.
Enplanement is one person getting on a person and leaving Albany. The cost per enplanement has been $8.36 in 2008. With the new budget, the cost should reflect a 1.2 percent increase, at $8.46 per enplanement.
To date, the airport has seen 1179946 enplanements in 2008, according to Director of Public Affairs Doug Myers.
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