Thursday, January 24, 2013

Airport questions flight rates

PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Declines in passenger traffic at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport have prompted officials to conduct price evaluations to see if rates are competitive. December was the fourth straight month of passenger decreases, with nearly a 13 percent decline over the previous year. November also saw a double-digit decline, with traffic down 11 percent from November 2011. The decreases have led to discussions with pricing groups from the airport's major air carriers, Delta and Southwest, to make sure prices are comparable to those at airports in Tallahassee, Okaloosa County and Pensacola. (Source: Panama City News Herald, 01/23/13)