Record passengers flying through Jacksonville’s airport

Published on January 25, 2024 at 1:35 pm

A record number of people flew in or out of Jacksonville International Airport in 2023.

According to data released Wednesday, the airport surpassed its annual pre-COVID passenger record for the first time, with nearly 7.5 million passengers.

Jacksonville Today thanks our sponsors. Become one.

That’s a 13% increase over 2022 and surpassed the previous record of 7.18 million in 2019.

For comparison, passenger traffic during 2020’s COVID-19 restrictions was just under 2.9 million, jumping to just over 5 million in 2021 and 6.5 million in 2023, according to Airport Authority statistics.

author image Reporter, WJCT News 89.9 email Dan Scanlan is a veteran journalist with almost 40 years of experience in radio, television, and print reporting. He has worked at various stations in the Northeast and Jacksonville. Prior to joining the WJCT News team, Dan spent 34 years at The Florida Times-Union as a police and current affairs reporter.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.