plane.pngAccording to the U.S. Department of Transportation, summertime American air travel been dropping for the last three years. But not so for San Francisco — the San Mateo County Times is reporting that summer travel in and out of SFO’s on the rise (heh).

SFO officials say they’re seeing a 4.1% increase over last year,11.2 million trips through the airport between June and August, typically the three busiest months of the year. That’s a 440,000 more arriving and departing passengers, they say.

Officials say that summer air travel’s been gaining steadily since 2006, with $1.7 million more passengers, or an 18% increase.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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