Posted On: December 27, 2018
Airport traffic up 11 percent in November
Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) increased 11.1 percent for November in comparison with the same month last year.* During the month 62,807 passengers flew in or out of the county-operated airport, compared to 56,512 passengers last November.
For the 12 months ending Nov. 30, total passenger traffic at DAB increased 5.3 percent, with 721,136 passengers traveling through the facility last year compared to 759,412 passengers this year.
“November marks our tenth straight month of passenger traffic increases over 2017,” said Airport Director Rick Karl. “2018 has been another amazing year for passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport. Capacity increases on both Delta Air Lines and American Airlines have been the driving force this year, and we anticipate similar numbers in December. With the recent announcement of American Airlines starting service to New York - LaGuardia in May, capacity on both American and Delta will continue to grow in 2019.”
Karl added: “Even with the recent announcement of American Airlines New York service starting in May, and Silver Airways and Sunwing Airlines starting new service in January, we do anticipate overall numbers to be slightly down in 2019 with JetBlue discounting service Jan. 7. Overall, it has been a great year for growth at the airport – up 79 percent in passenger traffic since 2009 and three new route announcements. We expect another year filled with opportunities to pursue new air service options and look forward to expanding capacity, adding frequency and the potential to offer new destinations in 2019.”
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. http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/subject_areas/airline_information/index.html