Airport traffic remained flat in December

Posted On: January 24, 2018

Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) declined 0.6 percent for December in comparison with the same month last year.* During the month, 56,038 passengers flew in or out of the county-operated airport, compared to 56,349 passengers last December.

For the 12 months ending Dec. 31, total passenger traffic at DAB increased 2 percent with 707,657 passengers traveling through the facility last year compared to 720,825 passengers this year. 

“A power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport impacted Delta’s operation for two days in December,” said Airport Director Rick Karl. “The incident occurred during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year and caused eight cancellations on Delta AirLines.” 

Karl added: “Sixty-four percent of our passenger traffic flows through the Atlanta hub, and when we encounter these types of unpredictable events in Atlanta, it impacts our capacity or seats available. In this particular case we lost over 1,200 available seats. Overall, the year ended well and was in line with our projected growth, even with several major weather events in 2017. Load factors also remained strong in 2017, gaining 3 percent overall compared to last year. We anticipate 2018 to continue to build on the steady and sustainable growth we’ve experienced in the last five years.” 

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 U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics. It is usually reported three months after completion.

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