Daytona Beach International Airport passenger traffic increases 6 percent in January
Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport increased 6 percent in January compared with January, 2014. During January, 47,074 passengers flew in and out of the county-operated airport. This compares with 44,605 travelers recorded in January, 2014. For the 12 months ending in January, traffic increased 4 percent to 632,412.
The traffic increase in January is the result of additional seats provided by Delta Air Lines and U.S Airways with passenger loads also increasing from 86 percent last year to 88 percent this year, according to Rick Karl, Daytona Beach International Airport director. The 24 hour Rolex Race held at Daytona International Speedway January 24 and 25 achieved high attendance with significant numbers of private aircraft arriving and departing the airport during this period.
In other airport news, JetBlue Airways, a low cost airline based at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City has announced plans to begin offering daily nonstop service between Daytona Beach International Airport and JFK International Airport next February. The planned aircraft for this new route is the Airbus A-320 configured for approximately 150 seats. “JetBlue’s decision to initiate service next year at Daytona Beach International Airport is a milestone for the airport and reflects the economic renaissance now taking place in our community,” Karl said
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