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DAYTON | In recent years, airport hassles, slow commuter planes and air fares might have prompted Bryan Bucklew to drive to Chicago for a business meeting. But the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce vice president said he'll fly to a meeting there in two weeks because he was able to book a round-trip flight from Dayton on a US Airways Express regional jet for $114. "By the time you account for parking and toll fees, it's cheaper for me to fly," he said last week. Bucklew said the attraction of low fares and jet service are important factors in the double-digit traffic growth Dayton International Airport has enjoyed — up 14.7 percent through July this year over the same period in 2003 — even as two of its top three airlines struggle to avoid bankruptcy. Buckler said he believes those same factors will continue to support air service in Dayton even as the major airlines go through sweeping, painful reorganizations. But the two airlines most in the news lately are major sources of air service for Dayton and are economically important in different ways. Atlanta-based Delta, which announced a major reorganization Wednesday, carries nearly twice as many passengers as either of the next two busiest airlines, AirTran and US Airways. Delta and its Delta Connection regional carriers accounted for 29 percent of the 10 airlines that served Dayton in the first seven months of this year, according to airport figures. More at http://www.daytondailynews.com