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4/26/2006 - February Passenger Traffic Shifts at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL. - In February, international traffic at Orlando International Airport (MCO) increased four percent (4.07) to 181 thousand passengers. There was a small decline in the total number of passengers for the month as compared to this time last year. For the month, 2,735,508 passengers (-1.7%) traveled through MCO in February.

This slight drop in passenger volume is reflective of a reduction of travelers nationwide and a later Easter/Passover holiday this year. On a 12 month basis from February of last year to the present, Orlando International has actually experienced a 6.6% increase in passenger traffic, says Steve Gardner, Interim Executive Director for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

Anticipating future growth, carriers added 164 weekly flights from MCO for destinations including Detroit, New York, Washington D.C. and Minneapolis.

Flight operations at Orlando Executive Airport were down -0.06 percent for the month.

Orlando International Airport remains the busiest passenger airport in Florida with over 34.1 million travelers in 2005.


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


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