Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport increased 1 percent in April, 2015 compared with last April.
During April, 60,939 passengers arrived and departed through the county-operated airport. This compares with the 60,152 travelers recorded last April. For the 12 months ending April 30, 635,489 passengers traveled through the airport, compared with 614,947 recorded for the prior 12 months, a 3 percent increase. While there were more available seats in April this year, passenger loads declined from 94 percent to 91 percent for Delta Air Lines and U.S Airways, the airport’s main carriers.
“We continue to be pleased with the monthly traffic numbers,” said Rick Karl, the airport’s director. Karl also noted the increase in April continues an upward trend that began several years ago. He added that numerous area construction projects including Daytona Rising, the Trader Joe’s distribution center, capital improvements at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and the I-95 interchange upgrade all have a positive impact on airline service demand looking toward the remainder of 2015 and 2016.
JetBlue Airways recently announced new nonstop service between Daytona Beach and JFK International Airport in New York City, beginning early next year. Airport officials also continue to seek new air service.
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