ORLANDO, FL. – The number of international passengers increased three percent in November. Despite the global economic slowdown, the number of international travelers has continued to climb every month this calendar year at Orlando International Airport (MCO). For the month of November, international traffic increased to 218,236 passengers. The November numbers were enhanced by the addition of TAM Airlines starting daily non-stop operations between Orlando and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The increase in international traffic helped to offset a 15.1 percent decline in domestic travelers to MCO in November. For the month, more than 2.5 million passengers arrived and departed Orlando International which represents a 13.8 percent decline compared to November 2007.
November Statistical Facts for MCO:
- International traffic increased 3 percent
- International traffic has increased 18.3 percent calendar year-to-date
- Calendar year-to-date 2.4 million international travelers have arrived and departed from MCO
- Domestic traffic is down only 2.6 percent on a rolling 12-month basis
- Total traffic is down only 1.3 percent on a rolling 12-month basis
At current passenger levels it is expected that year-end-traffic at Orlando International may exceed 35 million. Orlando International currently ranks as the 10th busiest airport in the nation and 20th busiest in the world.
Florida Monthly Magazine has named Orlando International Airport the best airport in Florida for the fourth consecutive year.
For more information contact Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.
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