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Daytona Airport Traffic Up 11%, Expected To Fall Due To Canceled Flights During Irma

By on September 22, 2017 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – According to the latest report, passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) increased 11% in August.

Compared to numbers from August 2016, August 2017 saw 10.9 percent jump in the number of individuals flying in and out of the airport. 65,781 passengers traveled through DAB this August and 59,307 passengers traveled through DAB last August.

“August traffic numbers marked the fourth consecutive month of passenger traffic increases,” said Rick Karl, Airport Director. “Load factors have remained strong throughout the summer months compared to last year, leading to notable traffic increases. Conversely, we expect September numbers to be significantly impacted by the 67 flights that were canceled due to Hurricane Irma.”

In the last year, passenger traffic has increased 6% with 718,371 passengers, up from last year’s 679,623 passengers.

“We are optimistic that load factors will continue to trend upward, even with the cancellations caused by the hurricane,” said Karl. “However, we also anticipate capacity increases for Delta over the next few months and an additional daily flight commencing in March of next year.”

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