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6/22/2007 - First Quarter Traffic Reflects Constant Growth at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL. – The first quarter of 2007 showed a slight increase at Orlando International Airport. (MCO) The first three months of the year all recorded positive gains. Passenger traffic was up 1.35 percent overall.

“The figures for the first quarter of 2007 are elevated by the past two months when we processed over three million passengers each month at Orlando International. This is a good indicator for future travel trends as we enter the busy summer season,” says Steve Gardner, Executive Director for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

The second quarter also began on a positive note. April was another month of steady growth at MCO. The Easter holiday helped push total passenger traffic volume up nearly 1.2 percent for the month. More than 3.2 million travelers moved through Orlando International in April. (3,250,381)

Orlando International Airport, the busiest passenger airport in Florida with nearly 35 million passengers annually, is also rated as one of the top three airports nationwide by business travelers in the latest Conde Nast Traveler magazine business travel poll.


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


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