Airport load factors up in February

Posted On: March 20, 2017

Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) decreased 2 percent for February in comparison with February last year.* During the month, 55,057 passengers flew in or out of the county-operated airport, compared to 56,719 passengers last February.

For the 12 months ending in February, total passenger traffic at DAB increased 10.65 percent with 640,830 passengers traveling through the facility last year compared to 709,029 passengers this year. 

“Even though passenger traffic was down slightly for February over last year, we saw load factors increase for all three airlines,” said Airport Director Rick Karl. “The monthly decrease stemmed from weather cancellations and having one less day of flight operations due to the leap year. The extra calendar day in 2016 produced twenty additional flights compared to this February.” 

Karl said passenger traffic should remain steady in 2017, although some months may have minor fluctuations. “We are pleased traffic continues to hold strong with over 700,000 passengers for the rolling twelve months, which is an eleven percent increase compared to the previous year,” he said.

For more information, contact Business Development Director Jay Cassens at 386-248-8030, ext. 18309.

*The monthly passenger traffic data obtained by the airport from the airlines is unofficial. Airline revenue passenger data can be obtained through the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics. It is usually reported three months after completion.

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