Traffic up at Jacksonville International Airport
Submitted by Larry Hannan on August 22, 2011

The number of passengers traveling through Jacksonville International Airport increased by 4 percent in July.

The total number of passengers departing and arriving at JIA was 531,390, a 3.95 percent increase over July 2010. The current year-to-date number of passengers through the end of July was 3.3 million, a slight 0.2 percent decrease over the same 12-month period a year earlier.

The total number of daily departures at JIA in July was 105. That's a 7 percent increase over the 98 daily departures in July 2010.

"We are particularly pleased that JetBlue's new daily service to San Juan, which began in May, has been exceeding expectations," said Michael Stewart, spokesman for the Jacksonville Aviation Authority that runs JIA. And while it's only been a couple of months since Southwest began non-stop service to Denver, indications are it's off to a good start."

Numbers are not yet available for either the San Juan or Denver connection, but Stewart said JetBlue and Southwest seem happy with the service.