Daytona Beach International Airport passenger traffic decreases 8 percent in October
Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport decreased 8 percent during October in comparison with October last year. During October, 47,075 incoming and outgoing passengers traveled through the county-operated airport. This compares with 50,930 passengers in October, 2013.
For the past 12 months, 628,240 travelers have flown in and out of the airport, a 4 percent increase compared to the previous 12 months.
The airport’s passenger traffic decline in October was the second monthly decline in 2014 and can be attributed to fewer seats offered by Delta Air Lines, the airport’s primary air carrier, combined with some increase in seats offered by U.S Airways. Passenger loads for both air carriers reached 95 percent during October, an increase of 1 percent from last October.
“While it is unfortunate that passenger traffic declined during October, we remain confident the economic conditions in our community favor continued passenger growth in the future,” said Rick Karl, the airport’s director. Airport officials are continuing their efforts to seek new or expanded air service opportunities for the benefit of the region.
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