ORLANDO, FL. – The first half of 2015 is in the history books and it’s been a record breaking six months at Orlando International Airport. For the first six months of the year, international traffic has climbed nearly 14 percent over last year’s record number of passengers with nearly 2.4 million arrivals and departures.
“With increased activity for both domestic and international passengers, we are currently on pace to shatter our international traffic record set just last year,” says Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “And as we look to the end of this year we could eclipse 37 million overall passengers, which would be a record for Orlando International.”
June 2015 Statistical Data:
- Domestic traffic climbed 5.41 percent with a total of 2,835,543 passengers in the terminal
- International traffic soared 14.76 percent with 380,046 passengers at MCO
- Combined passenger traffic increased 6.44 percent for the month with 3,215,589 passengers
Mid-Year 2015 Statistical Data:
- Domestic traffic has increased 6.65 percent with some 17, 101,484 travelers moving through MCO
- International passenger volume climbed 13.84 percent over the previous year with 2,397,362 passengers
- For the first six months of 2015 overall traffic increased 7.48 percent with 19,498,846 passengers
Fueling the growth throughout the year was more seats being provided by the airlines. In June 8.2 percent more seats were added or about 140 thousand additional opportunities to come to Orlando. Leading the way was Frontier Airlines with a 179 percent increase in seats or about 34 thousand new seats over last year.
Along with more seats, a number of airlines also introduced new service to the market in June.
|LAN||Lima, Peru||7/week||June 20|
|TAM||Brasilia, Brazil||7/week||June 12|
|Thomas Cook||Belfast, N. Ireland||2/week||June 26- July 7|
|Virgin Atlantic||Belfast, N. Ireland||1/week||June 25- July 16|
|World Atlantic||Havana, Cuba||1/week||June 10|
|Bahamasair||Nassau, Bahamas||Up 9 to16/wk||June 21|
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.