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7/28/2010 - Increase in Air Service Leads to Rise in June Passenger Traffic at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL. - For the first time this calendar year Orlando International Airport (MCO) recorded back to back months of passenger growth. In June passenger traffic increased 2.1 percent compared to the same time last year. This increase builds on the nearly 1.9 percent rate of growth registered in May.

There were a number of factors leading to the improvement in passenger volume. One, domestic traffic rose 1.25 percent; two, international traffic increased 12.2 percent and three. eleven airlines increased the number of flights into MCO by 75 flights per week in June. The new fligh1s included increased service to destinations including Dallas, TX: Houston, TX; Seattle, WA; New York, NY; Newark, NJ; Detroit, MI; Minneapolis, MN; Atlanta, GA; Nassau, Bahamas; Sao Paulo, Brazil; San Juan, PR; Springfield, MO; and Las Vegas, NV.

Statistical Information for June 2010:

 

Additional Airport News: AirTran Airways Expands Operations at MCO

Orlando's hometown carrier, AirTran Airways unveiled a hurricane hardened, state-of-the-art $6.9 million System Operations Control (SOC) Center at MCO yesterday. Construction of the SOC was made possible with funds from a joint State of Florida, City of Orlando, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority and AirTran partnership. The new center enables AirTran to control and monitor all of their over 700 daily nationwide flight operations from Orlando.

AirTran also announced plans for a new pilot base in Orlando which will bring 100 pilot positions and potentially millions of dollars in economic activity to Central Florida starting this fall. AirTran is MCO's third busiest carrier in passenger traffic and number one carrier in total destinations served with 43.

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

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