Airport traffic up 1 percent in January

Posted On: March 21, 2019

Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) increased 1.4 percent for January in comparison with the same month last year.* During the month, 55,127 passengers flew in or out of the county-operated airport, compared to 54,345 passengers last January.

For the 12 months ending Jan. 31, total passenger traffic at DAB increased 6.08 percent with 720,485 passengers traveling through the facility last year compared to 764,320 passengers this year. 

“January marked our 12th straight month of passenger traffic increases,” said Airport Director Rick Karl. “Even with JetBlue’s departure on Jan. 7, passenger traffic still increased over last year. Continued capacity growth and demand on both Delta Air Lines and American Airlines was the driving factor, while the commencement of new service on Silver Airways in mid-January and Sunwing Airlines the last week of January also contributed.”

Karl added: “We do expect passenger traffic increases to level off this year, but with capacity increases on our two major carriers, new service to Fort Lauderdale, Toronto and the addition of American Airlines to New York in May 2019 will still be one of our strongest years in the last two decades. Commercial flights and destinations served will both hit a 20-year high 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.  

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