2015 Starts Strong for Orlando International Airport

Press Release

ORLANDO, FL. – January passenger traffic increased across the board at Orlando International Airport. Domestic and international volume combined, increased nearly 9 percent compared to the same time last year.

“Our strong domestic and international growth is a direct reflection of the robust, job creating Central Florida economy,” says Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

“Solid numbers like these make it imperative that we move forward with our capital improvement plans so that we may continue to meet our community’s growing demand for years to come.”

Also playing a key role in the increased numbers, the airlines made more seats available to Orlando in January. Leading the way was Frontier Airlines adding over 43 thousand seats to the market. In all
more than 162 thousand additional seats were made available for travelers coming to Central Florida.

January 2015 Statistical Data:

  • Domestic travel increased 8.38 percent in January with 2,683,433 passengers
  • International traffic increased 11.62 percent for the month with 410,928 total travelers
  • Overall combined traffic was up 8.80 percent with a total of 3,094,361 passengers at MCO
  • Operations at Orlando Executive Airport also increased a healthy 7.23 percent in January with 8,867 total operations.

Basic MCO Information:

Orlando International Airport, with 35 .7 million annual passengers, is the second busiest airport in Florida and 14th busiest in the U.S. The airport has approximately 18,000 badged employees and generates $31 billion in direct and indirect revenue for the regional economy.

Orlando International Airport strives to value and delight its customers through a design concept known as The Orlando Experience.®