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8/9/2006 - June Continues Four Month Trend of Three Million Passengers at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL. For the fourth consecutive month, more than three million passengers processed through Orlando International Airport (MCO). In June, 3,001,175 travelers used the airport representing a 3.24% increase in traffic compared to the same period last year.

Previous three months with over three million passengers:

    1. March - 3,320,172
    2. April 3,213,051
    3. May - 3,046,130

For the month, JetBlue Airways and Delta Connection started new daily service to two new markets from MCO, Burbank, California and Hartford, Connecticut. Also increasing service in June were Bahamasair, Air Jamaica, AeroMexico, Air Transat, Continental, Northwest, Condor, Spirit Airlines and US Airways.

Overall aircraft operations at Orlando Executive Airport also increased in June, up 2.66 percent for the month over June 2005.

Additional new service planned for the remainder of the year includes:

Month

Airline

Destination

Frequency

 

Type

Last Served

July            
JetBlue

Syracuse, NY

7/week

 

New

 
Southwest Philadelphia, PA

+7 to 49/week

 

Increase

 
Virgin Atlantic

Manchester, England

+3 to 9/week

 

Increase

 
August    

 

     

Southwest

Denver, CO

7/week

 

New

 
September    

 

     
US Airways Express

Key West, FL

7/week

 

New

 
October    

 

     
Continental

Newark, NJ

+22 to 76/week

 

Increase

 

Southwest

Washington/Dulles, VA

14/week

 

New

 
WestJet

Calgary, Alberta

4/week

 

Resumed

4/30/2006

WestJet

Montreal/Dorval, Quebec

4/week

 

New

 
WestJet Ottawa, Ontario 4/week   New  
WestJet Toronto, Ontario

+7 to 14/week

 

Increase

 
November    

 

     

AirTran Airways

Detroit, MI

+7 to 14/week

 

Increase

 

AirTran Airways

Indianapolis, IN

+7 to 21/week

 

Increase

 

AirTran Airways

White Plains, NY

+5 to 14/week

 

Increase

 

Copa

Panama City, Panama

+1 to 6/week

 

Increase

 

JetBlue

Boston, MA

+7 to 28/week

 

Increase

 

WestJet

Hamilton, Ontario

1/week

 

Resumed

9/2/2005

December

 

 

 

     

Air Canada

Calgary, Alberta

2/week

 

Resumed

4/22/2006

Air Canada

Ottawa, Ontario

7/week

 

Resumed

4/23/2006

Air Canada

Toronto, Ontario

+14 to 28/week

 

Increase

 

CanJet

Halifax, Nova Scotia

1/week

 

Resumed

5/28/2006

Delta

Mexico City, Mexico

7/week

 

Resumed

4/6/1997

Frontier

Denver, CO

+6 to 20/week

 

Increase

 

Spirit

Atlanta, GA

7/week

 

New

 

Spirit

San Juan, PR

+7 to 14/week

 

Increase

 

The additional service represents 165 new or increased weekly flights to MCO from July to December 2006.

Orlando International Airport is the busiest passenger airport in the state of Florida with over 34.1 million travelers in 2005.

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

 

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