Walla Walla air travel rises by double digits

WALLA WALLA --- Passenger enplanements at the Walla Walla Regional Airport have climbed every month this year, ascending to record-breaking highs even compared to years when there were more flights, the latest figures show.

Four out of the last six months have shown double-digit percentage increases in air travel on the two daily flights from Walla Walla to Seattle.

June and July posted their highest numbers to date. In June, 2,837 passengers boarded at the airport. That's a 13.8 percent increase from the same period in 2010. The next best June enplanements came in 2001, when 2,821 passengers flew from Walla Walla to July on more daily flights.