Record month for air travel at NY-area airports

NEWARK, N.J. -- The New York area's three major airports are experiencing record passenger traffic.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says traffic at LaGuardia, JFK and Newark Liberty airports increased by slightly more than 10 percent in August compared to a year ago.

About 10.8 million passengers used the three airports to break a five-year-old record for the busiest month ever.

LaGuardia and JFK each beat all-time highs for overall traffic, and international passenger traffic at the three airports grew by more than 11 percent over August 2011.

International traffic at Newark grew by more than 3 percent after monthly declines earlier in the year.

Port Authority deputy executive Bill Baroni says the increases show that the Port Authority's investments in improvements at the airports are paying off.