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1/04/2005 - Passenger Traffic Continued To Grow at Orlando International Airport in October

ORLANDO, FL. - The upward trend continues. Orlando International Airport continued to see double-digit passenger growth in October. Domestic and International travel reflected sizable increases.

"Approximately 12.6% more domestic travelers (2.5 million) went through the gates at Orlando International Airport when compared to October 2003, while over 8% more (166 thousand) international travelers experienced why Orlando International is the second highest rated airport in the world and highest rated in the country in customer satisfaction according to a recent J.D. Power and Associates survey," said C.W. Jennings, executive Director for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

The news was also good for the amount of cargo being shipped through Orlando International Airport. Total domestic and international cargo shipments increased over 13.76% in October.

As the airport continues to recover from hurricanes, Orlando Executive Airport had healthy aircraft operations numbers. Total traffic at the executive airport fell only one and a half percent for October with approximately 132 thousand flights.

Nearly 26 million passengers arrived and departed from Orlando International Airport the first ten months of 2004. If this trend continues, Orlando International Airport will see airport traffic rivaling what it experienced in 2000, which was a record setting year of nearly 31 million passengers.


For more information, contact Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at (407) 825-2055.


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