Passenger activity at Port Columbus International Airport and cargo activity at Rickenbacker International Airport. Both were up in the month of June, according to information from the Columbus Regional Airport Authority.

Passenger activity at Port Columbus International Airport and cargo activity at Rickenbacker International Airport. Both were up in the month of June, according to information from the Columbus Regional Airport Authority.

Statistics revealed at the Columbus Regional Airport Authority board meeting show that in June, Port Columbus had a 1.9-percent increase in passengers compared to the previous year. A total of 596,137 passengers passed through Port Columbus in June compared to 585,057 in June 2009. Year-to-date 3,090,227 passengers have used Port Columbus, up 2-percent from 2009.

More than 12.8-million pounds of cargo moved through Rickenbacker International Airport in June, an increase of 31-percent compared to June 2009. Year-to-date cargo numbers reflect the movement of more than 75 million pounds, which is down one percent from the previous year.

"Increased activity by FedEx and continued growth in freight from Asia account for the significant jump in last month's cargo activity at Rickenbacker International Airport," said David Whitaker, vice president of business development and communications. "We remain encouraged that the increase in activity at Rickenbacker and Port Columbus indicates the aviation industry is stabilizing after the national economy and aviation industry suffered financial setbacks in 2008 and 2009."