Daytona Beach International Airport passenger traffic down 8 percent in August
Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport dipped 8 percent in August in spite of packed flights on the airport’s two main carriers – Delta and U.S. Air Airways.
“The recent trend throughout the airline industry nationwide has been to constrain capacity and we have seen the direct impact of that at our airport,” said Rick Karl, Daytona Beach International Airport director. “Demand continues to be extremely high, but the supply isn’t where we would like to see it in the summer. Looking ahead at the fall and winter schedules we expect an increase in the number of seats offered and we anticipate the increase to continue into next year with JetBlue starting service in January.”
During August, 51,535 passengers flew in or out of the county-operated airport compared to 55,702 passengers last August. For the 12 months ending August 31, passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport is down slightly -- from 629,972 passengers last year to 624,959 passengers this year. Delta and U.S Air had an average passenger load factor (seats filled) of 96 percent, the highest of the year. Delta had a 97 percent load factor, its highest of the year and 14 percent higher than the national average for seats filled. Delta also reported a 99 percent load factor for passengers departing.
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