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9/7/2007 - First Half of 2007 Indicates Potential For Record Year at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL. – In June, passenger traffic at Orlando International Airport (MCO) increased nearly five and a quarter percent (5.21%) over June 2006. For the month, 3.1 million travelers moved through Orlando International (3,165,351).

The first six months of 2007 showed steady growth at Orlando International. At the current rate of increase MCO will, for the first time in its history, record over 35 million passengers this year based on a 12 month rolling total.

“Orlando International’s growth is reflective of the overall strength in the Central Florida economy. We’re optimistic that with the addition of new airlines, services and destinations in the coming months, the remainder of 2007 will also show positive growth,” says Steve Gardner, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

Stimulating the increase for June were 85 new weekly flights to destinations including Atlanta, Grand Rapids, Newark, San Juan, Columbus, San Diego, Houston, Detroit, Flint, Toronto, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Montego Bay, Louisville, Providence, Ft. Lauderdale, Baton Rouge, Nassau, Bermuda, Fayetteville and Mexico City.

Orlando International Airport, the busiest passenger airport in Florida, is also the only airport in the state using hydrogen power, bio-diesel fuel and hybrid vehicles to promote practical environmental responsibility.

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

 

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