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Record number of passengers travelling through Orlando International Airport

25 July 2016  •  Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Passenger numbers at Orlando International Airport (MCO) continued to grow during May with annual figures reaching nearly 40.5 million.

Record number of passengers travelling through Orlando International Airport

Recorded figures in May suggest another record for the total number of people travelling through MCO during a 12-month period, rising to nearly 40.5 million.

Long term carrier commitments to Orlando International and Central Florida were reflected in May as a number of airlines celebrated service anniversaries at MCO. Virgin Atlantic celebrated 24 years of service at Orlando International, Alaska Airlines celebrated 13 years and Norwegian 2 years.

Contributing to the healthy May numbers was a 168 thousand seat increase in capacity by the airlines and a number of sizable conventions in the region.

Orlando International Airport passenger numbers for May 2016

  • Domestic passenger traffic increased 7.9 percent with 3,088,318 total travellers
  • International passenger volume continued its double-digit increase, up 15.25 percent on a total of 465,608 passengers
  • Combined, overall traffic was up 8.81 percent for the month with 3,553,926 total passengers
  • Year-to-date traffic remains strong climbing 10.27 percent with 17,955,542 travellers at MCO

Orlando International Airport serves more than 40 million passengers annually, of which over 13 percent are international. In addition it is the second busiest airport in Florida and has more than 18,000 badged employees and generates over $31 billion in direct and indirect revenue for the regional economy.

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