Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport even in May
Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport remained steady during May staying almost even with last year. During the month, 60,356 passengers flew in or out of the county-operated airport compared with 60,551 passengers last May.
For the 12 months ending May 31, passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport increased 2 percent -- from 620,572 passengers last year to 634,902 this year.
According to Rick Karl, the airport’s director, Delta Air Lines and U.S Airways offered some increase in the number of seats, but passenger loads dropped from 93 percent last May to 89 percent this year.
“Traffic numbers for May reflect a steady picture of airline passenger traffic which is projected to continue for the remainder of the year,” said Karl.
Earlier this year, JetBlue Airways announced new nonstop service between Daytona Beach and New York City beginning early next year. The new nonstop flight is planned to commence in early February and would provide daily Airbus A-320 service between Daytona Beach and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
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