A record number of travelers passed through Halifax Stanfield International Airport in 2016. In a release, the airport authority says just over 3.9 million passengers traveled through its gates last year. That number represents a new record and a 5.6 percent increase over 2015. Domestic traffic accounted for nearly 84 percent of all travelers visiting the airport. Cargo carried through the airport also saw an increase of 4.1 percent with live lobster shipping accounting for much of the increase. The airport authority says they expect more then 4-million passengers to travel through the airport in 2017.