Airport Traffic Increased 3.3% Last Month In Daytona, Could Drop This Month

By on December 18, 2017 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – Airport traffic at Daytona Beach International (DAB) climbed 3.3% in November, according to Volusia County officials, but a power outage at Atlanta International Airport is expected to affect December’s passenger traffic at DAB.

DAB saw a total of 56,512 passengers last month. In November of 2016, 54,732 passengers took to the skies at the airport. “November continued the positive trend for passenger traffic numbers in 2017,” Airport Director Rick Karl says. “Load factor and capacity increases have been a driving force for growth in 2017.”

In comparing yearly totals, DAB saw 3% more passengers for the 12 months ending November 30, 2017, when compared to last year. Total passengers for the year ending November 30, 2017, stood at 721,136, while the total for 2016 was 699,912.

The increasing trend in airport traffic might not continue through December, however, due to a weekend power outage that occurred at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

“We expect demand and load factors to remain high in the next few months, but the recent power outage in Atlanta, even for a day, will impact our passenger traffic numbers in December. Sixty-four percent of our passenger traffic flows through the Atlanta hub. When we encounter these types of unpredictable events in Atlanta, it affects our operation and passenger traffic totals,” Karl explains.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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