Jacksonville International Airport handled nearly 4 percent more passengers in July than it did in July last year.
JIA handled 531,390 travelers last month, with about 386,466 traveling with major airlines and 144,273 from regional carriers and 651 from domestic charters. It’s an increase of 3.95 percent from July 2010, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority Jacksonville Aviation Authority said in a news release. The average number of daily departures in July totaled 105, up from 98 in July last year.
“During these tumultuous times, it’s encouraging to report an uptick in monthly traffic,” the authority’s external affairs director, Michael Stewart, said in the release.
More than 3 million people used the airport between Jan. 1 and July 31.