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Numbers are up at Owensboro-Daviess Co. Airport

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OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

The Owensboro-Daviess County Airport says they have recently seen an increase in passengers flying out of the airport. 

Airport manager Bob Whitmer says that Allegiant Air and Cape Air's passenger numbers are up.

Whitmer also says that Allegiant's airplanes have been converted from 150 seats to 166 seats on their flights to Orlando.

"They are finding that this is a great way to escape the cold weather to head down to the beaches and we have had a lot of people doing that here recently," Whitmer told 14 News.

Whitmer believes that competitive prices have also played a factor in the increase of passengers flying out of Owensboro.

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