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Airport traffic down 6% in February

Posted On: April 15, 2019

Airport traffic down 6% in February

Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) decreased 6% for February in comparison with the same month last year.* During the month, 53,295 passengers flew in or out of the county-operated airport, compared to 56,684 passengers last February.

For the 12 months ending Feb. 28, total passenger traffic at DAB had increased 5.4% with 721,831 passengers traveling through the facility last year compared to 760,931 passengers this year. 

“February marked the first month in over a year with a decrease in passenger traffic from the previous year,” said Airport Director Rick Karl. “However, February passenger traffic is still up over 10% since 2015, and commercial flight activity and non-stop destinations served reached a 20-year high.” 

Karl added: “Even though JetBlue accounted for 12% of our market share, our traffic only decreased 6% for the first full month since their departure. American Airlines grew significantly over last year, up nearly 4,000 passengers for the month. Capacity and demand continue to increase on our two major carriers. We expect to see some decreases in overall passenger traffic throughout the year. However American and Delta should continue to see increases, especially with American starting weekend service to New York– LaGuardia.”

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.