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12/14/2005 - October Flight Increases Boost Passenger Traffic at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL. - The beginning of the new fiscal year saw 244 more weekly flights at Orlando International Airport in October. The added flights boosted passenger growth 2.5% to 2.7 million passengers (2,704,206) for the month. JetBlue Airways and Continental Airlines each added 28 flights a week to their schedules while Southwest started 21 new flights.

The diversity of growth to various parts of the country builds upon Orlando Internationals status as the airport offering the most domestic destinations of any airport in the state of Florida. New service included 56 flights to Newark, New Jersey, 21 additional flights to Ft. Myers, Florida and 14 flights to Austin, Texas. 

In October the total amount of cargo moved through Orlando International decreased 4.6%. The number of aircraft operations at Orlando Executive Airport also declined 6.6%.

So far this calendar year Orlando International Airport has accommodated over 28.4 million passengers (28,445,532). That represents a nearly 9% increase over 2004 when Orlando International was the busiest airport in Florida with over 31.1 million travelers.

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

 

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