Posted On: May 14th
Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport increased 11 percent in April compared with April 2013.
During April, 60,152 passengers arrived and departed through the county-operated airport. This compares with the 54,313 travelers recorded last April. For the 12 months ending April 30, 614,947 passengers traveled through the airport, compared with 584,473 recorded for the prior 12 months, a 5 percent increase. Aircraft passenger loads also were strong in April with Delta Air Lines and U.S Airways reporting 94 percent of available seats filled during the month.
“We are extremely pleased with the double digit traffic increase in April,” said Rick Karl, the airport’s director, who noted the increase in April continues an upward trend in traffic that began in 2009. Karl said numerous major projects in and around the airport including Daytona Rising, ONE DAYTONA, improvements at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the Hyatt and Cici Brown addition to the Museum of Arts and Sciences, proposed hotel construction along Daytona Beach, and the I-95 interchange widening are expected to have a positive effect on commercial airline service needs in the future as the airport continues to seek new or expanded air service options.
For the balance of 2014, passenger traffic is projected to remain steady to increasing.
For more information, please contact Stephen J. Cooke, director of business development, at 386-248-8030, ext. 18309. For flight schedules, visit www.flydaytonafirst.com.