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Long Beach Airport Photo by Ringo Chiu.

Long Beach Airport traffic increased 11% in February compared with the same month last year to a total of about 306,000. Year-to-date the airport has seen about 627,000 passengers, up 9%.

The busiest airline in February was JetBlue Airways with 237,000 passengers, up 6%; No. 2 Southwest Airlines was up 56% to 40,000 passengers.

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Delta Air Lines increased 12% to 16,000 passengers; American was up 8% to 13,000.

Air cargo—mainly FedEx and UPS shipments—were down 17% year-over-year in February to about 1,400 tons.