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1/7/2008 - Increase in International Traffic Leads October Passenger Growth at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL. – The addition of over 100 new flights into Orlando International Airport (MCO) in October, pushed passenger growth up by 11.65 percent in international and domestic traffic when compared to the same period in 2006.

International traffic had the heartiest growth at 17.64 percent. Leading the way for international carriers were new and additional flights from Aer Lingus, AeroMexico, Bahamasair, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic.
Domestic traffic increased by 11.30 percent for October with increased flights to cities including Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Detroit, Memphis, New York, Denver, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlantic City, and Atlanta.

For the month, over 2.9 million travelers (2,956,813) moved through Orlando International. Of that total, 2.78 million were domestic passengers and 171 thousand were international visitors.

Orlando International Airport is the busiest passenger airport in Florida with nearly 36 million passengers annually. MCO has scheduled, non-stop service to 101 destinations including 84 domestic and 17 international locations.

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

 

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