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Clinton National Airport Ranks Significantly Higher Than the National Average for Passenger Satisfaction

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Overall passenger satisfaction continues to soar at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock. Results of a recent survey show that 95% of passengers are quite satisfied with their experience, which is 14 points above the national average. The research was conducted by New Jersey-based Phoenix Marketing International, an industry leader known for reviewing and analyzing airport performance.

The ticket lobby renovation at Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, Ark. offers a modern, comfortable environment with large, open spaces that provide visitors with more room to explore the airport. A state-of-the-art baggage system has been moved out of passenger areas and features high-tech screening capabilities.


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Passengers at Clinton National Airport were most satisfied with getting to the terminal, ticket lobby check-in, TSA security and the overall terminal facilities. The survey has a 95% confidence level, and was conducted between July 1 and September 30, 2015. Phoenix Marketing will continue to survey passengers at the airport through the end of December. The firm has been surveying Clinton National passengers since January with the airport scoring 93% and 92% for the first and second quarters, respectively. Phoenix is currently conducting research at several airports across the country. Last year, it surveyed 35,000 passengers throughout the United States.

“Verifiable research is critical as it shows how we’re performing based on actual passengers who use this airport,” said Ronald F. Mathieu, executive director of Clinton National Airport. “This independent analysis helps to guide us in focusing resources to better serve our customers.”

Clinton National Airport is currently finishing plans for a $20.6 million concourse renovation that will start next year. In 2013, the airport completed nearly $70 million in redevelopment that included a new ticket lobby, an in-line baggage handling system, enlarged security checkpoint and remodeled baggage claim. Clinton National Airport has also invested in a number of additional customer service initiatives, including providing the fastest free Wi-Fi available in any airport across the nation, offering 50 megabits per second, per device.

About Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport

As Arkansas’ largest commercial airport serving nearly 2 million passengers annually, Bill and Hillary Clinton National is home to six airlines with more than 70 arrivals and departures each day. The state of Arkansas estimates that the airport makes a $1.2 billion economic impact each year. The airport is self-supporting using no local, state or federal tax dollars for operations. Visit www.clintonairport.com for more information.

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Media Contact: Shane Carter (501) 537-7373 scarter@clintonairport.com

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