Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport increased 4 percent during February, 2015 compared with last February.
During February, 48,202 passengers flew in and out of the county-operated airport. This compares with 46,346 travelers recorded in February, 2014. For the 12-months ending February 28, passenger traffic also increased 4 percent, from 607,024 last year to 634,168 this year. This marks the highest annual level of passenger traffic since 2008, according to Rick Karl, the airport’s director.
Karl said the traffic increase in February is the result of additional seats provided by Delta Air Lines and U.S Airways and passengers attending the Daytona 500 and other races at Daytona International Speedway.
Looking forward, Karl noted that passenger traffic for the next several months is anticipated to be stable to increasing. The airport also will be working with JetBlue Airways over the next several months to complete the marketing plans and facility upgrades needed to support recently announced nonstop service to John F. Kennedy International Airport beginning next February.
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