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11/7/2012 - Boost in International Traffic Results in Stable Fiscal Year 2012 at Orlando International Airport


ORLANDO, FL.- Fiscal year 2012 is complete, with overall traffic remaining stable at Orlando International Airport (MCO). With the September reports in for passenger traffic, international traffic increased by more than 10 percent while overall traffic decreased 0.5 percent reflecting a 1.67 percent decrease in domestic traffic. Compared to the previous year, the volume of passengers is down approximately two days for the entire fiscal year. The year was challenged by a number of factors including fluctuating fuel prices, airlines managing seat capacity and an uncertain economy all which combined to produce volatile airport passenger counts.

"Being able to maintain stable traffic flow allows us to enhance our existing facilities and services and pursue our plans to accommodate the future passenger increases that will be generated by a growing Central Florida economy," says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

Statistical Data for 2012 Fiscal Year:

  • International traffic increased 10.2 percent to another record of 3. 7 million passengers
  • International traffic now accounts for more than 10.6 percent of total passenger volume at MCO
  • Domestic traffic declined slightly, down 1.67 percent to 31 ,613,980
  • Overall traffic remained flat with a drop of .5 percent

Statistical Data for September 2012:

  • International traffic increased 6.8 percent with 257,851 passengers in September
  • Domestic traffic fell4.3 percent with 2,069,531 passengers
  • Overall traffic was off 3.2 percent

Orlando International Airport welcomes TAM Airlines ' new daily non-stop service to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The new route is expected to generate over $181 million in annual revenue for the Central Florida region. Avianca Airlines also increased its Bogota, Colombia service from four to seven flights-per-week for an annual total of $39.8 million in annual economic impact.


For more information contact Carolyn Fennell or Rod Johnson in the Office of Public Affairs at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825- 2055.


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