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5/14/2007 - Increase in Service Results in Steady Growth for Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL. – February was a strong month of growth in the number of weekly flights serving Orlando International Airport. Airlines including: Spirit, Sun Country, WestJet, AirTran, US Airways, Zoom, Air Canada, Continental, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Midwest, Northwest, United and Virgin Atlantic started or increased the number of flights available to the traveling public. In total, nearly 200 more weekly flights were added to international destinations including Nassau, Bahamas; Halifax, Nova Scotia and London, England along with domestic increases to Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Boston, Indianapolis, New York, Grand Rapids, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Flint and Providence.

The increase in service resulted in over two percent growth (2.12%) in the number of passengers moving through Orlando International in February. The total number of travelers for the month climbed to nearly 2.8 million. (2,793,481)

Orlando Executive Airport reported a 28 percent decline in total operations for February. (27.87%)

Orlando International Airport, the busiest passenger airport in Florida with nearly 35 million passengers annually, is also the airport with the healthiest food in the nation as rated by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

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

 

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