St.Pete-Clearwater International breaks four-year streak and sees drop in passenger traffic

For the first time in more than four years, St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport saw its monthly passenger numbers drop. Airport officials blamed Hurricane Irma for a 15 percent decrease in September over the same period a year ago. PIE had seen 56 consecutive months of passenger growth before last month. Allegiant Air, a division of Allegiant Travel Co. (NASDAQ: ALGT), which operates 95 percent of PIE's flights, was forced to cancel 138 arriving and departing flights over five days, the airport…

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