If you’re selling fuel at Kissimmee (Fla.) Airport, you’ve got a reason to smile. The first quarter of this year saw an aggregate increase of 26 percent in fuel sales compared with the same period last year. Vendors sold a total of 572,180 gal over the first three months, compared with 428,495 gal in that timeframe last year. February was a record month, with sales exceeding those of last February by 63 percent (209,285 gal vs 128,741 gal).
Conversely, in Austin, Texas, general aviation operations at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) were reported down this year during the first quarter–by a total of 7 percent compared with the same period last year.