8/5/2009 - Mid-Year Report Shows More Service and International Travel Increases At Orlando International Airport
ORLANDO, FL. – June was a solid month for new airline service at Orlando International Airport (MCO). 103 weekly flights were added to the schedules of 12 airlines to markets including Allentown, Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Mexico City and Washington DC.
June also registered an increase of 20.4 percent in international traffic, which helped offset a 7.6 percent decline in domestic travel numbers. The 20.4 percent increase in international traffic goes against international trends as reflected by Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) which report
international traffic is down around the world. June of this year compared to June of 2008, ACI reports international traffic is off by 7.7 percent globally and is down 8 percent year-to-date.
June 2009 Statistical Data:
- International traffic increased 20.4 percent
- Domestic traffic decreased 7.6 percent
- Overall traffic decreased 5.9 percent
- For the month 2,878,265 passengers traveled through Orlando International Airport
- On a rolling 12-month basis, international traffic has increased 8.0 percent
- At the midway point of 2009, over 17,329,133 passengers have traveled through Orlando International Airport. For the 2008 calendar year 35.6 million passengers used MCO
According to the recently released Airports Council International 2008 traffic survey, Orlando International is ranked as the 11th busiest passenger airport in North America and the 22nd busiest airport in the world based on a record number of 1,357 airports responding.
For more information contact Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.
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