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New record: More than half a million people boarded planes at Jackson Hole Airport in 2021

JACKSON (WNE) — More than half a million people flew out of Jackson Hole in 2021 — a new record for Jackson Hole Airport.

In the past few years, massive crowds have descended on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Enplanements at the airport — a count of the number of people boarding planes — hit 508,838 in 2021.

Yellowstone National Park recorded over 4.8 million recreational visits in 2021, a 28% jump from the year prior, though WyoFile reported Friday that the way visits were counted this year may have...