ORLANDO, FL. - More people, more cargo, more business at Orlando International Airport in November of 2004. The airport experienced double-digit growth of 12.7% (2.4 million) in domestic passenger travel. The international passenger numbers were also impressive with growth of 7.6% (165 thousand) as compared to 2003.
"The growth is welcomed news because it shows continued strength across the board in our national and international travel, along with improvement in the amount of cargo being moved through our facility, which is good news for all of Central Florida," said C.W. Jennings, Executive Director for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
The increase in domestic travel was due in part to the start up of air service from Independence Air to locations including Washington D.C. and Greensboro, North Carolina. Independence Air created 91 new flights per week in November from Orlando International Airport.
Meanwhile, Orlando Executive Airport continued to bounce back from the busy hurricane season. Total operations slowed by a mere 1.4% with approximately 13 thousand flights for November.
For the first eleven months of 2004 nearly 28.5 million passengers used Orlando International Airport as their gateway to and from Central Florida. With only one month left to be counted in the year, Orlando International Airport is expecting to approach a record of nearly 31 million passengers for 2004.
For more information, contact Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at (407) 825-2055.
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