A record 6.15 million travelers used Tokyo’s Haneda airport in August, with significant increases chalked up by smaller airlines, airport authorities said Monday.

The tally at the domestic air hub was up 2.6 percent from the same month last year. This figure does not include passengers using chartered international flights at the airport.

Use of major airlines, including Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, was about the same as 2002, though passenger numbers were up among smaller airlines that added flights at the airport in July, Haneda authorities said.

By airline, Tokyo-based Skymark Airlines saw a 29.9 percent rise in passengers, hitting 189,000.

Sapporo-based Air Do logged an increase of 74.5 percent to 133,000, while Miyazaki-based Skynet Asia Airways saw its passenger numbers rise 90.5 percent to 73,000.

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