JIA passengers up 3% in December

The number of passengers traveling through Jacksonville International Airport last month increased nearly 3 percent from January 2010.

About 455,150 passengers traveled through the airport last month. The amount of cargo handled by the airport last month increased 8 percent from January 2010 to about 8.4 million pounds, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority reported.

The number of major carriers’ daily departures increased by 9 to 93 within the same period. The number of available daily seats on major carriers increased by more than 1,000 to 10,743.