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7/11/2006 - Third Consecutive Month of 3 Million Passengers at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL. - Airline passengers continue to use Orlando International Airport as their portal to a prime travel destination. In May, for the third month in a row, Orlando International Airport (MCO) recorded over three million passengers (3,046,130). The total increase was 4.27% over this time last year.

Figures for the two prior months were 3,320,172 passengers in March and 3,213,051 travelers in April, respectively. 

Schedule changes in May included, JetBlue Airways new service to New York City, San Juan and Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Spirit Airlines also increased service to San Juan. Other carriers adding flights to and from Orlando International included AirTran Airways to Washington, DC and Delta Connection service to Newport News, Virginia. Those new routes, plus the resumption of service by Delta Connection to Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi, also helped bolster passenger figures.

Growth was also reported at Orlando Executive Airport in May. Total aircraft operations were up 11.33 percent for the month over the same period last year.

Orlando International Airport is the busiest passenger airport in the state of 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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