ORLANDO, FL. – The benchmark for total number of passengers continues to be broken at Orlando International Airport (MCO). May statistics indicate another record for the total number of people traveling through MCO during a 12-month period, up to nearly 40.5 million.
Long term carrier commitments to Orlando International and Central Florida were reflected in May as a number of airlines celebrated service anniversaries at MCO. Virgin Atlantic celebrated 24 years of service at Orlando International, Alaska Airlines celebrated 13 years and Norwegian 2 years.
Contributing to the healthy May numbers was a 168 thousand seat increase in capacity by the airlines and a number of sizable conventions visiting the area including the American Association of Orthodontists and the largest for the month, MegaCon with over 40 thousand attendees.
May Statistical Data:
- Domestic passenger traffic increased 7.9 percent with 3,088,318 total travelers
- International passenger volume continued its double-digit increase, up 15.25 percent on a total of 465,608 passengers
- Combined, overall traffic was up 8.81 percent for the month with 3,553,926 total passengers
- Year-to-date traffic remains strong climbing 10.27 percent with 17,955,542 travelers at MCO
Basic MCO information:
Orlando International Airport (MCO). serves more than 40 million passengers annually, of which over 13 percent are international. MCO is the second busiest airport in Florida and has more than 18,000 badged employees and generates over $31 billion in direct and indirect revenue for the regional economy. In its ongoing efforts to value and delight its customers, MCO has embarked on a series of Capital Improvements valued at over $3.1 billion and has approved designing a new South Terminal project all aimed at enhancing The Orlando Experience®.