Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport drops 8 percent in October: Less seats offered by Delta

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Daytona Beach International Airport saw a second monthly declined in October for 2014, attributed to less seats offered by Delta Airlines, one of its planes shown here taxiing a runway at the airport.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport decreased 8 percent during October in comparison with the previous October, attributed to fewer seats offered by Delta, Volusia County officials said.

During October, 47,075 incoming and outgoing passengers traveled through the county-operated airport. This compares with 50,930 passengers in October 2013.

"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," Rick Karl, airport director, told Headline Surfer®.

"Passenger loads for both air carriers reached 95 percent during October, an increase of 1 percent from last October," he said.

Daytona Beach Int'l Airport Director Rick Karl / Headline Surfer®"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," Rick Karl, airport director, told Headline Surfer®. "Passenger loads for both air carriers reached 95 percent during October, an increase of 1 percent from last October."

 

For the past 12 months, 628,240 travelers have flown in and out of the airport, a 4 percent increase compared to the same previous 12 months.

Karl said that 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," Karl said.

"Airport officials are continuing their efforts to seek new or expanded air service opportunities for the benefit of the region," Karl added.

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