Daytona Beach International Airport passenger traffic down 7 percent in July
Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport decreased 7 percent in July compared with July, 2014. During the month 53,431 passengers flew in or out of the county-operated airport compared to 57,397 passengers last July.
For the 12 months ending July 31, total passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport remains up slightly year over year – from 627,788 passengers last year to 629,326 passengers this year. Airport Director Rick Karl said the traffic decrease in July is the result of fewer seats offered by the airlines. Together Delta and US Airways in July offered 7 percent fewer seats than July a year ago. During July, Delta and U.S Air had an average passenger load factor of 93 percent of the available seats filled, the highest of the year. In particular, Delta had a 96 percent load factor, the highest of the year and 12 percent higher than the national average for load factor.
"The overall air service trends remain positive for Daytona Beach International Airport,” said Karl. “Traffic has increased year over year, the aircraft seats are filling up well above the national average, airline revenues are strong in Daytona Beach, and we expect capacity to increase significantly in 2016 with the merger of American/US Airways complete and the addition of JetBlue service in January.”
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