For the 12 months ending June 30, total passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) increased 2.5%, with 734,046 passengers traveling through the county-operated airport last year compared to 752,333 passengers this year.
Passenger traffic at DAB decreased 8.5% for June in comparison with the same month last year. *During the month 59,863 passengers flew in or out of the facility, compared to 65,404 passengers last June.
"June was a very positive month for our two largest carriers," said Airport Director Rick Karl. "American Airlines passenger traffic grew by 16% compared to last year, and Delta Air Lines had an average 96% load factor (percentage of seats filled) for the month."
Karl added: "We have been thrilled by the growth this year on both American and Delta. The fact that Delta has averaged 95% load factor for the year is significant, as it shows the demand continues to remain high for DAB. This year's growth also includes a 20% increase in passenger traffic for American Airlines since January. Strong load factors and double digit passenger traffic increases are very positive indicators for future growth."
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