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Airport traffic down at New Orleans

KENNER, La. — The number of passengers going through the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport dropped slightly in February — despite such events as Mardi Gras and the Super Bowl.

The airport reports 618,201 passengers boarded and left flights in February, down from 620,814 in February 2009.

For the first two months of the year, traffic is down 1.5 percent over the first two months of 2009.

Southwest Airlines Co. remains the busiest carrier at the airport.

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