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1/12/2011 - Start of Holiday Travel Season Pushes Traffic Up at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL. – November marks the traditional beginning of the holiday travel season and this year Orlando International Airport (MCO) experienced solid passenger growth compared to the same period in the previous year. Overall traffic was up nearly 8.2 percent thanks-in-part to a five-percent increase in passengers during the Thanksgiving holiday.

“Being able to build solid, steady, positive numbers, as we’ve seen over the past several months, is exactly what we like to see as we end the calendar year and make plans for the New Year. The goal now is to carry that momentum into 2011 as we strategically position ourselves to meet continuing challenges in the airline industry,” says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

This month, domestic traffic outpaced international traffic which also helped to increase total passenger volume.

November Statistical Data:

  • Total passenger traffic increased 8.17 percent
  • Domestic traffic increased 9.15 percent
  • International traffic decreased .96 percent
  • 2,858,584 passengers traveled through MCO in November
  • Calendar year-to-date nearly 31.2 million passengers have passed through Orlando International Airport as of November 2010

The rolling 12-month passenger total at Orlando International Airport is 34.7 million, a nearly three percent increase over 2009.


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

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