Daytona Beach International Airport passenger traffic up 6.3% over last 12 months ending May 31

YouTube download / Volusia County video / Volusia County video / The inaugural launch of JetBlue flights between New York City's JFK and Daytona Beach International Airport was celebrated on Jan. 7, 2016. Delta and American Airlines are the other major carriers that provide air passenger service at the airport.
 

By HENRY FREDERICK

Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- For the 12 months ending May 31, total passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport has increased 6.3 percent with 661,048 passengers traveling through the facility last year compared to 702,737 passengers this year, according to Volusia County officials.

Passenger traffic at the airport increased 1 percent for May in comparison with May last year. During the month, 67,272 passengers flew in or out of the county-operated airport, compared to 66,680 passengers last May.

“The month of May was right on target with the growth we hoped to see in 2017,” Airport Director Rick Karl told Headline Surfer. “We anticipate steady passenger traffic numbers the rest of the summer, with additional capacity increases -- or seats added -- this fall by both Delta and American Airlines.” 

Karl added: “JetBlue continues to show increases over last year, with increases every month in 2017. We are encouraged by the progress JetBlue has made along with the forecasted growth we expect to see with both Delta and American this fall.”

Rick Karl, director at Dytona Beach Int's Airport / Headline Surfer“The month of May was right on target with the growth we hoped to see in 2017,” Airport Director Rick Karl told Headline Surfer. “We anticipate steady passenger traffic numbers the rest of the summer, with additional capacity increases -- or seats added -- this fall by both Delta and American Airlines.” 

Karl added: “JetBlue continues to show increases over last year, with increases every month in 2017. We are encouraged by the progress JetBlue has made along with the forecasted growth we expect to see with both Delta and American this fall.”

Did You Know?
On Feb. 25, 2017, Air Berlin Flight 7416, an Airbus A330-200 en route from Düsseldorf to Cancún, made an emergency landing in Daytona Beach due to heavy smoke in the cockpit. The flight was carrying 271 passengers and 12 crew members. All passengers were evacuated safely and there were no injuries. The passengers spent the evening inside the International terminal and were not allowed outside due to their visas being invalid for United States travel. A replacement A330 was flown in from American Airlines and the passengers continued their flight to Cancun the next day.
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