DAYTONA BEACH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRAFFIC UP 15.5 PERCENT IN AUGUST
Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) increased 15.5 percent for August in comparison with August of last year.* During the month, 59,307 passengers flew in or out of the county-operated airport, compared to 51,335 passengers last August.
For the 12 months ending Aug. 31, total passenger traffic at DAB increased 8.75 percent with 624,959 passengers traveling through the facility last year compared to 679,623 passengers this year. The capacity, or number of seats, offered to DAB increased by 24 percent in August. This month marks the 10th consecutive month of year-over-year passenger traffic increases.
“It is great to see our monthly passenger traffic for August 2016 up 49 percent compared to six years ago in August 2010,” said Airport Director Rick Karl. “Traffic continues to trend upwards, as does JetBlue’s recent load factors. August was JetBlue’s strongest month since commencing service in January. The recent trends bode well as we head into the fall and winter seasons. We are continuing an aggressive marketing campaign during the fall which is normally a slower air travel season across the country. We are cautiously optimistic that our growth will remain consistent in the next few months and if that happens, it’s very positive heading into 2017.”
For more information, contact Business Development Director Jay Cassens at 386-248-8030, ext. 18309.
Disclaimer: *The monthly passenger traffic data obtained by the airport from the airlines is unofficial. Airline revenue passenger data can be obtained through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Data is usually reported three months after completion. http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/subject_areas/airline_information/index.html