The Pensacola International Airport rebounded from a weak September to have 8,302 more passengers in October 2017 than it did a year ago. Year-to-date, the Pensacola airport has had 68,136 more passengers than the same period, Jan.-Oct., in 2016.
The only fly in the ointment is nearby Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport had 24,934 more passengers in October than it did in 2016. The Okaloosa county faculty has handled 243,493 more passengers for the year when compared to last year.
Destin-Fort Walton Beach’s passenger increase is 357 percent greater than the local airport.