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2/2/2011 - 2010 Record Year for International Travel at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL. - An eight percent boost in international travelers in December helped push international traffic up nine percent for all of 2010. That brings the total for the year to a record 3.2 million international passengers at Orlando International Airport (MCO). Combined passenger traffic was nearly 34.9 million for 2010, up 3.5 percent over 2009.

"Breaking through the 3 million passenger level for international travelers is a high point for Orlando International. This indicates the appeal and value of the Central Florida destination. We will continue to work with Visit Orlando (formerly the Convention and Visitors Bureau) and our community partners to target overseas markets that may give us the greatest opportunity to make 2011 another record breaking year", says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

In addition to the increase in international passengers, MCO also experienced a rebound in domestic travel, up nearly three percent over 2009. A sizeable increase in service to domestic destinations such as Tallahassee, FL; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Omaha, NE; and Huntsville, AL also helped push figures upward.

December 2010 Statistical Data:

  • Domestic traffic increased 5.46 percent
  • International passenger numbers trended upwards by 8.03 percent.
  • For the month, total passenger travel improved to 2,998,413
  • Overall traffic recorded a 5.7 percent increase

2010 Calendar Year Statistics:

  • International traffic increased 9.0 percent.
  • 2010 was a record year with 3,245,799 international travelers at Orlando International Airport. That represents an increase of 267,978 passengers over the previous record set in 2009.
  • Domestic travel increased 2.98 percent over 2009.
  • Domestic traffic totaled 31,632,100 for the year.
  • Combined passenger numbers for 2010: 34,877,899; up 3.51 percent.

Orlando International Airport offers more domestic non-stop service than any other airport in Florida.


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


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