ORLANDO, FL. - Passenger traffic increased more than 10.5 percent (10.56) in February at Orlando International Airport (MCO) bringing the total number of passengers to over 3 million for the month (3,088,796). The increases were in both domestic and international travel.
For the second month in a row international passenger totals rose over 26 percent (26.36) as compared to 2007. A number of factors fueled the international increase including new air service and favorable international currency exchange rates.
A nearly nine and a half percent (9.44) increase in domestic totals can be attributed, in part, to strong February convention business. Almost 190 thousand delegates attended meetings in Central Florida including members of the National Association of Home Builders.
In February, MCO also added over 200 weekly flight operations from carriers including AirTran, Delta, Spirit, WestJet, Continental, JetBlue, United and US Airways to destinations including San Diego, Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburg, Newark, Las Vegas, Chicago, Knoxville, Indianapolis, Denver, Houston, Cleveland, Providence, Baltimore, Minneapolis and New York.
Orlando International Airport is now the 11th busiest passenger airport in the nation and 21st busiest in the world according to the 2007 Airports Council International preliminary passenger traffic survey.
For more information, contact Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at (407) 825-2055.
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