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Record year for Range Regional Airport

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2017 has been a record year for Range Regional Airport.

The Chisholm-Hibbing Airport Authority says more than 15,000 passengers departed from the Hibbing airport last year.

That's a 20 percent increase over 2016's numbers, and a number not seen since 1999.

Officials say three factors are to thank for the increase.

They include a new terminal facility, airline partners providing on time and competitive service, and passengers recognizing the cost benefits of flying local.

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