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From 1996 to 1997, Detroit City Airport experienced more than a 19% drop in its operating revenue and a 12% increase in its operating expenses. Despite this, airport workers’ salaries and benefits jumped 18% and 71% respectively. Subsidies from the city are just enough to cover these outlays. It may be time for the city to end its involvment with the airport.
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In a recent nationwide passenger survey, Detroit Metropolitan Airport finished last in passenger satisfaction. A Detroit News reader survey breaks down some of the most common complaints against Metro.
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Source: City of Detroit Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 1979-1997 The city of Detroit continues to subsidize its airport. In the last 19 years the airport has gone without an annual operating transfer only three times. In the last decade it has received over $19.5 million from Detroit’s general fund.