The Tampa Bay area has had a big spring break if airport traffic is any indication.
March was the biggest month in the history of St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, with 237,021 passengers, a 15 percent increase over the same month last year. Year-to-date, traffic at the Pinellas airport is up 13 percent.
Tampa International Airport, which just reported a 12.5 percent increase in passengers for February, has not released numbers for March, but airport spokeswoman Emily Nipps said in an email that "early indications are that we could see about a 10 percent year-over-year increase."
"Our official six-week spring break period ends next week and we do think it was our busiest on record," she said.
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