Chattanooga international travel way up

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International fliers started or ended trips at Chattanooga Airport from these cities most often in 2011:TorontoMexico CityLondonMontrealFrankfurtSource: Brookings Institution

Tim Maharrey says he and other managers for foam maker Woodbridge FoamPartner fly between Chattanooga and Toronto about 10 times a year.

In turn, top management at the company's Canadian and Zurich, Switzerland, offices make fairly frequent return trips each year, the local general manager said.

"It's all done out of Chattanooga," Maharrey said.

A new Brookings Institution study shows that such international travel in and out of Chattanooga Airport rose 34.3 percent from 2003 to 2011.

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