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5/17/2006 - Orlando International Moves up in 2005 Passenger Traffic Ranking

ORLANDO, FL. Orlando International moves up to the 12th busiest airport in passenger traffic in the United States and 21st in the world. North American airport passenger traffic increased 4.3 percent for 2005 according to Airports Council International (ACI). In their newly released annual passenger traffic report, Orlando International nearly doubled the North American average and increased 8.36 percent during the same period.

This impressive national and international showing continues to challenge and illustrate the need for us, as an Authority, to make sound business decisions that enhance our customer service and addresses growing infrastructure demands in order to meet the needs of our community, says Jeff Fuqua, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Board.

Across North America some 1.52 billion passengers moved through American and Canadian airports. Of that total, 34.1 million traveled through Orlando International.

For the month of March, Orlando International had 3.3 million passengers (3,320,172) which was a virtually unchanged -0.27 percent compared to 2005. Total flight operations for the same month at Orlando Executive Airport increased by 16 percent.

Orlando International Airport serves more domestic markets than any other airport in Florida helping to make it the busiest airport in passenger traffic in the state. In the previous 2004 ACI ranking Orlando International was 14th busiest nationally and 24th in the world.


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


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