Passenger traffic at the New York area’s four commercial airports increased in 2012 despite closures caused by Superstorm Sandy.
More than 109 million travelers used the four airports. That’s just below the pre-recession record of 110 million set in 2007.
Traffic at JFK Airport reached an all-time high with 49.3 million passengers.
Superstorm Sandy cancelled thousands of flights and forced the airports to close. All reopened within days.