More passengers travel through Charlotte airport

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

Charlotte Douglas airport is having a strong start to the year based on passenger numbers.
 
A new report shows 3.5 million people went through the airport in January.
 
That's up from 3.2 million people last January.
 
That's a 6.5 percent jump.
 
Airport leaders say they also saw more people flying abroad.

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