Delta Airlines is one of two major, commercial carriers serving passengers at Daytona Beach International Airport. The airline offers service to Atlanta, Georgia, where it is based. To serve passengers, the airline offers flights on planes such as MD-88s, 737s and DC-9s. Since so many passengers come to Daytona Beach for the Spring Break season, the airline adds daily flights using larger 757 aircraft during this time of the year. The airline also upgrades its aircraft in the days and weeks leading up to the annual Daytona 500 auto race. To accommodate increased passenger traffic, the airline adds B-757s to its Daytona fleet in the weeks surrounding the popular race. Passengers appreciate the convenience of this service since the airport is located adjacent to the speedway where the race is held.
Delta Airlines is responsible for operating flights to the most popular destination from Daytona Beach International Airport. Flights to Atlanta, Georgia, using Delta are the most popular flights to depart from the airport. Over the course of the year, the airline carries nearly 23,000 people to Atlanta from Daytona Beach.
US Airways is the other major airline that operates out of Daytona Beach International Airport. The airline offers numerous flights to the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, from Daytona Beach. Its mainline service offers the flights on a seasonal basis, but passengers can reach Charlotte year round by using the US Airways Express Program. These flights also go to Charlotte from Daytona Beach. The US Airways Express flights operated by PSA Airlines are offered throughout the year, while those operated by Mesa Airlines and Republic Airlines are offered on a seasonal basis.
Throughout most of the year, US Airways operates small, regional aircraft from Daytona International Airport. The aircraft used by the airline include planes ranging from CRJ-200s to CRJ-900s. The airline upgrades its aircraft significantly to accommodate passengers more adequately during the Daytona 500 weekend. During this time, US Airways brings B-737s and A-319s to Daytona Beach International Airport.