Community Events Spark Continued Growth for Central Florida Air Travel in February

Press Release

ORLANDO, FL. – February continued building upon January’s passenger growth at Orlando International Airport (MCO) spurred on by unique Central Florida community events such as the NFL Pro Bowl in January and the Daytona 500 in February.

February 2017 Statistical Data:

  • Domestic passenger traffic climbed 2.39 percent in February with 2,975,802 total passengers at MCO
  • International traffic was off marginally showing a 1.71 percent decline with a total of 408,709 passengers
  • Overall combined traffic for the month was up 1.88 percent with 3,384,511 travelers moving through MCO
  • For the rolling 12-month figures, domestic traffic is up 6.46 percent with 36,575,913 passengers
  • International traffic is also up 6.07 percent with 5,543,426 travelers from February of 2016 until February 2017
  • Combined rolling 12-month traffic is up 6.41 percent on a total of 42,119,339 passengers

Easter Holiday Note:

With a late Easter holiday season, Orlando International is expecting nearly 800 thousand travelers during the busy 6-day period starting today, April 13th running until Tuesday, April 18th. The busiest day will be Saturday, April 15th with over 151 thousand passengers
expected.

Basic MCO information:
Orlando International Airport (MCO), serves more than 42 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 billion and has approved designing a new South Terminal project all aimed at enhancing The Orlando Experience®.