JIA passenger numbers up 1% in October

The number of passengers traveling through Jacksonville International Airport last month increased more than 1 percent from October 2009 to about 483,400 people.

Traveler traffic through the airport is down more than 1 percent year-to-year, with about 5.5 million coming through JIA within the past 12 months, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority reported.

The amount of cargo handled by the airport last month increased by nearly 1 percent from the same period last year to about 13.2 million pounds.

The number of major carriers’ daily departures increased by three to 90 within the same period. The number of available daily seats on major carriers increased by 67 to 10,352.