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3/14/2005 - The New Year Brings More Passengers to Orlando International Airport

Orlando, FL. - The Orlando International Airport started 2005 the way it ended 2004, on a high note.  For the month of January, total passenger traffic surpassed 2.7 million (2,725,734). That is a 13.6 percent increase over January 2004.

"Legacy and low cost carriers increased their service in January which helped to improve our overall capacity and traffic numbers. The increase was also reflected in the 9.25% rise in international travelers using our facilities," says C.W. Jennings, Executive Director for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

There were sixty more flights in and out of Orlando in January. Orlando International welcomed new flights from carriers including US Airways, Spirit, Southwest, Northwest, Midwest, JetBlue, ATA, Air Jamaica and AirTran Airways. New service was offered to destinations such as Chicago, Atlantic City, Montego Bay, Boston, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, and New York City.

Aircraft operations at Orlando Executive Airport decreased 10.74% for January with 12,693 total arrivals and departures.

Last year, Orlando International Airport became the busiest airport in Florida with over 31.1 million passengers.


For more information, contact Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at (407) 825-2055.


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