Airport traffic up 21 percent in September

Posted On: October 19, 2018

Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) increased 21.3 percent for September in comparison with the same month last year.* During the month, 57,355 passengers flew in or out of the county-operated airport, compared to 47,272 passengers last September.

For the 12 months ending Sept. 30, total passenger traffic at DAB increased 5.1 percent with 711,952 passengers traveling through the facility last year compared to 748,003 passengers this year. 

“September marks the eighth straight month of passenger traffic increases over 2017,” said Airport Director Rick Karl. 

Karl added: “The significant increase can be attributed to last year’s hurricane, along with substantial growth in capacity and additional daily flights on American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. In September, American added eight weekly flights over 2017 and Delta added two weekly flights. Even though JetBlue recently announced the discontinuation of JFK service in January 2019, Delta and American continue to expand service at a record pace. Looking ahead at the fall/winter schedules for both airlines, flights and overall capacity offered to the market will continue to increase for the remainder of 2018.” 

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

*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 and usually reported three months after completion. 

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