Daytona Beach, FL – Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport continued to rise last month, despite 32 flights being cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew.
Passenger traffic went up 3.6% in October when compared to the same month last year. 51,303 passengers flew in or out of the county-operated airport, compared to 49,527 in October of 2015.
For the year ending on October 31, 2016, total traffic increased by 10.7% from 624,746 passengers traveling last year to 691,362 this year. October also marked the 12th consecutive month of year-over-year gains in passenger traffic.
“Hurricane Matthew had a substantial impact on our flight operations for the month of October,” said Airport Director Rick Karl. “We would have seen a much greater growth rate over last year. Thirty-two flights were canceled as a result of the hurricane, which significantly impacted our monthly passenger traffic numbers. However, it is still a positive sign that we saw overall passenger increases for the month of October.”
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