Monthly passenger numbers remain strong at Casper-Natrona County International Airport.

Airport officials say the number of enplaned passengers, or the number of passengers boarding flights and departing from CPR, increased for the 17th consecutive month in June.

Airport manager Glenn Januska says the 10.9 percent increase seen last month, though a bit down compared to previous monthly increases, still illustrates the airport’s continued growth.

“It’s not as high as what we’ve seen, but we kind of expected that,” Januska said. “When we compare ourselves to last year, for the first five months, we had some limited capacity – because of those extra seats that we have right now, we have more passengers.”

“We’re comparing ourselves to a comparable month last year,” Januska said.

Januska says the airport has seen a nearly 23 percent year-to-date passenger increase.