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Economy Hurting Regional Airports

12/13/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Airlines have had a tough go of it recently. Fuel prices and tepid travel demand have forced them to cut flights and capacity. That means trouble for airports around the country, especially smaller, regional airports with already limited service.

In a story about airports, you might expect to hear a lot of airplanes. But at the Chicago-Rockford International Airport, it's pretty quiet. Only two passenger flights are scheduled out of the airport the day I'm there.

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