Airport traffic up 2 percent in July
Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) increased 2.2 percent for July in comparison with the same month last year.* During the month, 66,134 passengers flew in or out of the county-operated airport, compared to 64,746 passengers last July.
For the 12 months ending July 31, total passenger traffic at DAB increased 3.31 percent with 711,897 passengers traveling through the facility last year compared to 735,464 passengers this year.
“July marks the sixth straight month of passenger traffic increases over 2017,” said Airport Director Rick Karl.
Karl added: “Unfortunately the ongoing taxiway improvement project did impact Delta’s capacity for the month. Delta utilized smaller aircraft for two and a half weeks in July due to the main runway closure, which lasted 30 days (July 14 through Aug. 14). However, American Airlines increased flights for July, resulting in an overall traffic increase for the month. Had we not had the reduction in capacity on Delta, passenger traffic would have been up significantly over 2017. We anticipate the positive trends to continue in 2018, with capacity on Delta and American continuing to grow over the next few months and heading into the fall.”
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