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ATLANTA -- Officials atHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport announced Wednesday that passenger traffic in April was up 4.26 percent over April 2011.

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In April 2011, passenger traffic topped 7.6 million, while this year, traffic reachednearly 8 million passengers. Year-to-date figures for April increased from 28.1 million to 29.7 million in 2012.

Aircraft operations in April 2012 were up 1.2 percent from a year ago, and total air cargo flights that passed through the airport during April decreased from their 2011 number by 7.31 percent.