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2/16/2007 - Orlando International Airport Sets Annual Passenger Traffic Record With Strong December Travel

ORLANDO, FL. – For the month of December, traffic volumes increased nearly five percent (+4.99) with over three million travelers moving through Orlando International Airport (MCO). Strong seasonal and holiday travel helped MCO retain the title of busiest passenger airport in Florida with 3,010,913 travelers during the month.

Overall passenger traffic increased 2.13 percent, climbing to a record 34.8 million (34,830,914) travelers in 2006. Nationally the number of air travelers decreased last year by half a percent. In comparison, Orlando International saw growth of 2.7 percent for enplaned passengers for the year.

Operations at Orlando Executive Airport also increased for the year, up 3.61 percent to 136,191 total operations. For the month of December, overall operations remained unchanged at 13,211.

Below are the top carriers and their market share at MCO for 2006:

Name of Airline
Percentage of Market share
Southwest Airlines
Delta & Commuter Partners
American Airlines
US Airways
AirTran Airways
Continental Airlines
JetBlue Airways
United Airlines
Northwest Airlines
Spirit Airlines

In a recent survey Orlando International Airport, Florida’s busiest airport, was rated as the favorite airport of American travelers according to TripAdvisor.com, the largest travel related community in the world.


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


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