ORLANDO, FL. – Record passenger growth continues at Orlando International Airport (MCO). For the month of July traffic was up 8.2 percent compared to 2014. Record numbers of international passengers fueled the growth. International volume increased 19.5 percent in July.
“We are averaging over 112 thousand passengers every day. These are numbers typically associated with peak holiday traffic, however we are seeing this level of activity year-round,” says Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “We can anticipate this robust growth continuing with new service launches by Emirates Airline to Dubai and Icelandair to Keflavik in September.
July Statistical Data:
- Domestic passenger traffic increased 6.5 percent with 2,981,559 total passengers
- International traffic grew 19.5 percent with 494,830 total passengers in July
- Overall passenger traffic grew by 8.2 percent with a total of 3,476,389 travelers moving through MCO in July
- On a rolling 12 month basis, Orlando International is on track for a record breaking year with 37,335,163 passengers as of July which represents a 6.6 percent increase over last year
The international growth is expected to continue in August and September as Thomas Cook Airlines begins once a week service to Cardiff, England; Emirates Airlines begins daily service to Dubai and Icelandair begins service to Keflavik, Iceland four-days-a-week.
Basic MCO Information:
Orlando International Airport (MCO), serves nearly 37 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®.