Passenger Traffic at JAX Jumps 8% in November

JAA Announces Significant Increase in Passenger and Cargo Traffic

JACKSONVILLE, December 14, 2010- The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) today announced that the number of passengers traveling through Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) rose 8 percent in November.

The total number of passengers last month was 472,778. That’s 35,021 more passengers as compared to those who passed through JAX in November 2009.

“This increase in passenger traffic is a good sign for the commercial aviation industry and our local economy,” said Michael Stewart, Director of External Affairs for the JAA. “We are hopeful these numbers continue to keep up through the busy holiday season and throughout the new year as airlines have actually added new flights to our JAX flight schedule in 2011.”

Additional service beginning in 2011 includes Delta and American Eagle Airlines’ flights to Miami, Florida, JetBlue’s service to Puerto Rico and Southwest’s service to Denver, Colorado.

Total cargo traffic at JAX also increased more than 13 percent last month.