Passenger, cargo traffic up at JIA

Passenger traffic in November was up by 8 percent over the same month last year at Jacksonville International Airport in what airport officials describe as a positive sign for the economy.

A total of 472,778 people arrived and departed last month, 35,021 more than in November of last year. Cargo traffic also increased in November -- by more than 13 percent.

An airport spokesman noted that new flights are to be added in the next year, including new Delta Air Lines and American Eagle Airlines flights to Miami; JetBlue Airways flights to Puerto Rico; and Southwest Airlines flights to Denver.