ORLANDO, FL. Airlines serving Orlando International Airport increased service by 188 flights in November. About 20% of that growth can be directly traced to traffic to New Orleans and the Gulf region. The additional flights helped boost passenger traffic at Orlando International by over 6% (6.19) compared to November 2004. For the month, 2.8 million passengers (2,813,659) used Orlando International as their gateway to Florida and the world.
In addition to the increased flights offered to the Gulf region by Delta Connection and Southwest Airlines, JetBlue Airways added service to New York City and Spirit Airlines increased its service to New York and Detroit giving passengers at Orlando International new travel options to popular cities in the country.
Total aircraft operations at Orlando Executive Airport increased 9.5% for the month of November compared to 2004.
For the 2004 calendar year, passenger traffic at Orlando International has climbed nearly 8.7% to 31.2 million (31,259,191) bypassing last years traveler total of 31.1 million which positioned Orlando International as the busiest airport in Florida.
For more information contact Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at (407) 825-2055.
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