Has Pensacola airport turned the corner in competition with Okaloosa

February 12, 2018

In December 2017, the Pensacola International Airport had 12,457 more passengers than it did in December 2016–a 10-percent increase. The Pensacola facility had more than twice the number of new passengers than its counterpart in Okaloosa County, which only had 6,027 more passengers for the same period.

For all of 2017, the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport had 260,244 more passenger than it did for 2016–a 28-percent jump. The Pensacola airport only had 94,968 more passengers–6 percent.

Pensacola International  2017 2016
December           135,499           123,042 10.1%
Year-to-Date        1,704,032        1,609,063 5.9%
Destin-Fort Walton Beach 2017 2016
December             72,081             66,054 9.1%
Year-to-Date        1,175,894           915,650 28.4%

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