Posted On: May 30, 2017
Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) decreased 9 percent in April in comparison with April last year.* During the month, 61,606 passengers flew in or out of the county-operated airport, compared to 67,577 passengers last April.
For the 12 months ending April 30, total passenger traffic at DAB increased 7.3 percent with 654,724 passengers traveling through the facility last year compared to 702,145 passengers this year.
“A weather system in Atlanta in April produced significant flight cancellations for our largest airline, Delta, with 22 cancellations,” said Airport Director Rick Karl. “The weather event caused a ripple effect throughout Delta’s system, lasting longer than expected and occurring during one of our busiest times of the year, Easter week. In spite of the canceled flights, passenger traffic numbers are still up compared to April of 2015.”
Karl added: “Although unusual and disruptive weather this spring has impacted our projected passenger numbers, we continue to see JetBlue making progress over 2016, with load factors increasing each month in 2017. Looking ahead at the late summer and fall schedule, Delta plans to add capacity at DAB, which bodes well for increased passenger traffic later this year.”
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. http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/subject_areas/airline_information/index.html