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Travel through Charleston airport up sharply

Airport officials say the arrival of Southwest Airlines and lower fares have contributed to a sharp increase in travel through the Charleston International Airport.

Media reports more than 250,000 passengers passed through the airport last month, a 32 percent increase over May of 2010.

Southwest began serving Charleston in March. The airline's arrival is credited with helping lower fares on other carriers and encouraging more passengers to fly through Charleston.

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