Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport up 3 percent in November

Rick Karl of Daytona Int'l Airport / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® / Rick Karl, director Dytona International Airport, tells the 24/7 internet newspaper he is uplifted by healthy passenger traffic counts.

DAYTONA -- Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport increased 3 percent in November compared to the previous November, Volusia County officials said.

Last month, 44,939 passengers arrived and departed through the county-operated airport. This compares with the 43,666 travelers recorded last November.

And for the 12 months ending Nov. 30, there were 603,419 passengers tracked through the airport, compared with 583,142 recorded for the prior 12 months, a 3 percent increase.

“We are very pleased with the latest monthly traffic increase,” Rick Karl, the airport’s director, told Headline Surfer®.

“We are very pleased with the latest monthly traffic increase,” Rick Karl, the airport’s director, told Headline Surfer®.

Karl also noted the increase in November continues an upward trend in traffic that began in late 2009, as general economic conditions have improved.

For the balance of 2013, and moving into the new year, passenger traffic is projected to remain steady, Karl said.

"In response to the upward trend in demand for air transportation, (we) are continuing to seek new or expanded air service options," he added.

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