Orlando International Continues to Reach New Passenger Traffic Highs

Press Release

ORLANDO, FL. – Seven months into 2017 and Orlando International Airport (MCO) continues to see passenger traffic climb as summer travel season reaches its peak. Overall passenger traffic was up 8. 73 percent in July with over 4.1 million travelers for the month.

“A good portion of our success in July came from new service to cities that were unserved at this time last year,” says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “When you open new domestic and international markets to such an exciting destination as Orlando, the results are great for Orlando International and the local economy.”

12 cities served in July that were not serviced last year include:

Destination Airline Destination Airline
Dusseldorf, Germany Air Berlin Portland, OR Alaska
Recife, Brazil LATAM Colorado Springs, CO Frontier
Havana, Cuba JetBlue Rio de Janeiro, Brazil LATAM
Niagara Falls, NY Spirit Cologne, Germany Eurowings
Plattsburgh, NY Spirit Santiago, Chile LATAM
Oklahoma City, OK Southwest Paris, France Norwegian


July Statistical Data:

  • July domestic traffic climbed 9.11 percent with 3,514,087 total passengers at MCO
  • International traffic was up 6.55 percent in July with 589,559 travelers
  • Combined overall traffic was up 8. 73 percent with a total of 4,103,646 passengers in July
  • Rolling 12-month traffic places overall passenger volume at 43,450,406 at Orlando International which is a 5. 79 percent increase

Orlando International airport has more than 43 million annual passengers, making it the second busiest airport in Florida and 13th busiest in the U.S. With the state’s most domestic routes and non-stop service to 57 international destinations, MCO provides global
access for business and leisure interests. Supporting a diverse Central Florida economy that features world-class tourist attractions, a medical research hub and growing simulation sector, Orlando International Airport generates $31 billion in direct and indirect revenue for the regional economy. As the premier gateway to the nation’s most visited destination, MCO strives to value and delight its customers through an airport-wide focus and design concept known as The Orlando Experience® .