Thursday, June 16, 2011

Airport traffic up dramatically

Fort Walton Beach's Northwest Florida Regional Airport reported a record-setting May passenger count. The total number of commercial passengers topped 111,550, far exceeding any previous monthly traffic level, according to airport Director Greg Donovan. The increase, 57.2 percent over May 2010, was due largely to the new air service by Vision Airlines, Donovan noted. The airport is located at Eglin Air Force Base. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 06/15/11)