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y3/6/2009 - International Traffic Remains Bright Spot at Orlando International Airport in January

ORLANDO, FL. – International travel remained the biggest bright spot at Orlando International Airport (MCO) in January, up 11 percent. Concerns over the current economic conditions in the United States and globally have contributed to passenger traffic slowdowns, according to Airports Council International, however MCO added new
international service to Bogota, Colombia in January. Like many domestic destinations the economy has impacted travel, down 13 percent for the month which is an 11.3 percent overall decrease.

As airlines continue to “right-size” capacity for their operations, total aircraft operations at Orlando International retreated 21.8 percent when compared to the same month last year. Total operations at Orlando Executive Airport also registered a decrease of 24.2 percent in January.

January Quick Facts:

Orlando International Airport, the busiest passenger airport in Florida, with over 35.6 million passengers annually, services more domestic and international destinations than any airport in Florida.

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

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