ORLANDO, FL. – For the tenth consecutive month Orlando International Airport (MCO) has recorded both domestic and international passenger growth. In April domestic traffic climbed by its highest margin in over four and a half years up nearly 8.8 percent.
“Our increase in domestic traffic is a positive reflection of the popularity of this market and with expected new service announcements this trend should continue,” says Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “This reinforces our unanimous decision at our last board meeting to start planning for the South Terminal project.”
Fueling part of the growth was an increase in seat availability with 9.4 percent more capacity from the airlines.
April 2015 Statistical Data:
- Domestic traffic increased 8.76 percent with 2,931,336 passengers at MCO
- International traffic climbed 9.70 percent to 430,606 travelers through Orlando International
- Overall traffic jumped 8.88 percent with a total of 3,361,942 passengers for the month of April
- On a rolling 12-month scale passenger traffic is up 5.40 percent with 36.6 million travelers
Summer 2015 Travel Season:
The strong April numbers are a precursor to what is expected to be a strong summer at MCO. Preliminary numbers show that the airlines are planning to bring in nearly 4400 additional flights between June, July and August or about 887 thousand additional seats which is an 8 percent increase in seating availability over 2014.
On the 12th and 20th of this month LATAM Airlines Group increases connections from MCO to South America. TAM Airlines initiated new service to Brasilia, Brazil on the1ih and LAN Peru offers the first ever daily non-stop service from Orlando to Lima, Peru on the 20th with connections to over 115 South American destinations.
Basic MCO Information:
Orlando International Airport (MCO), serves nearly 36 million annual passengers, of which 12.5 percent are international. MCO is the second busiest airport in Florida and has approximately 18,000 badged employees and generates $31 billion in direct and indirect revenue for the regional economy. In its ongoing efforts to value and delight its customers, Orlando International Airport has embarked on a series of Capital Improvements valued at over $1.3 billion and has approved designing a new South Terminal project all aimed at enhancing The Orlando Experience.®