15-Aug-2012 1:50 PM

Fort Lauderdale International Airport reports busiest June traffic in 2012

US' Fort Lauderdale International Airport reported (14-Aug-2012) a 1.9% year-on-year increase in passenger numbers to 1.9 million in Jun-2012, its busiest June on record and surpassing its Jun-2008 record by close to 10,000 passengers. Domestic passenger numbers increased 1.9% to 1.6 million and international passenger numbers increased 1.7% to 279,550. Aircraft movements increased 0.1% to 20,889. According to the airport, JetBlue (+21.7%), AirTran (+19.6) and Delta (+8.3) all reported passenger growth while American Airlines (-11.8%), Spirit Airlines (-9.7%), Southwest (-2.6) and Continental Airlines (-0.4%) reported declines. The airport expects traffic for 3Q2012 and 4Q2012 to begin showing slight improvements. [more - original PR]