Orlando sees historic traffic levels

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The first six months of 2018 are in the history books and Orlando International Airport (MCO) continues to shatter passenger traffic records. The news is a reflection of Orlando and the Central Florida region’s continued ability to attract large national conventions, exciting new attractions at area theme parks and competitive airfares. This year, both domestic and international traffic are up about 6.7 percent combined bringing the total number of travellers to 24.1 million.

Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority said: “Along with substantial increases in spring break and summer travellers, we can also thank our increases in air service, both foreign and domestic, for our record breaking first half numbers. Orlando International has seen nearly seven percent overall growth, which puts us on track to top 47 million annual passengers by the end of the year.”

For the first six months of 2018, MCO has increased domestic air service by 1.2 million seats and international service by 355,000 seats into and out of the market. On a rolling 12-month basis, overall passenger traffic is up 6.97 percent to 46,127,810 total passengers at MCO. (a new record)

First Six-Month 2018 Statistical Data:

  • Domestic traffic is up 6 percent with 21,014,775 total passengers at Orlando International
  • International traffic climbed 11 percent with 3,163,311 arrivals and departures at MCO
  • Combined, overall traffic is up 6.69 percent with 24,178,086 total passengers for the first six months of 2018 at Orlando International Airport

June 2018 Traffic Statistics

  • For the month, domestic traffic gained 7 percent with 3,526,850 passengers
  • International traffic was up 13.46 percent in June with a total of 532,865 travellers at Orlando International
  • Combined, traffic for June was up 7.87 percent with 4,059,715 passengers at MCO
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