Daytona Beach International Airport joins blue lightning initiative to fight human trafficking

Employees and airport partners have been trained to help identify indicators of human trafficking.

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The Daytona Beach international Airport. Photo courtesy of DAB/David Keith
The Daytona Beach international Airport. Photo courtesy of DAB/David Keith
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In recognition of National Human Trafficking Awareness month, Daytona Beach International Airport is partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to fight human trafficking through the Blue Lightning Initiative program. 

“Daytona Beach International Airport is proud to partner with the Blue Lightning Initiative to help in the fight against human trafficking,” Airport Director Karen Feaster said. “Our employees and partners have undergone training to help identify indicators of human trafficking and are committed to the safety of the more than 700,000 passengers who travel through DAB each year.” 

DAB official partnered with DHS and the U.S. Department of Transportation in November 2023, when employees of the airport, airlines and other airport tenants were trained on indicators of human trafficking. 

The BLI training illustrates common indicators of trafficking that aviation employees may encounter and how to immediately report suspected trafficking to law enforcement. 

If a passenger suspects a potential trafficking situation, they can contact an airline representative who will notify security. They can also call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at 1-888-373-7888, 24/7 and accessible to over 170 languages.


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