Thursday, July 29, 2021

Three Panhandle airports flourish

Three Florida airports have grown spectacularly this summer. The Panhandle airports of Panama City, Destin Fort Walton Beach, and Pensacola have collectively added 2.1 million seats versus summer 2019, an increase of 52 percent. With growth between 39 percent and 70 percent, they’re among Florida's best-performing airports by this simple measure. But Florida as a whole has risen by just 4 percent. Florida has been pulled down by reductions at Ft Lauderdale (-4.0 percent), Jacksonville (-22.0 percent), Orlando International (-3.0 percent), Orlando Sanford (-8.0 percent), Tampa (-2.5 percent), and various smaller airports. (Source: SimpleFlying, 07/22/21)