ORLANDO, FL. – More Americans and international visitors decided to spend their summer vacations in Central Florida. A boost in summer travel helped increase both international and domestic traffic at Orlando International Airport (MCO) in August.
Vacation plans were further enabled with the addition of more than 167 thousand seats into Orlando by five major airlines including Frontier, Spirit, Delta, American and jetBlue. In total more than 3.2 million travelers moved through MCO during August which is a 6.1 percent increase over August 2014.
Leading the way once again was international travel which recorded another strong, double-digit increase of more than 18 percent for the month.
August 2015 Statistical Data:
- International traffic climbed 18.14 percent in August with a total of 501,980 travelers
- Domestic travel increased 4.2 percent on a total of 2,709,451 passengers moving through Orlando International Airport
- Combined overall traffic showed an increase of 6.16 percent for the month with a total of 3,211,431 passengers
- YTD overall traffic is up 7.41 percent with 26, 186,666 travelers at Orlando International Airport
- On a rolling 12-month basis Orlando International is setting a record in passenger volume with 3 7,521,449 passengers which represents a 6.81 percent over last year
Basic MCO Information:
Orlando International Airport (MCO), serves approximately 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.®