ORLANDO, FL. - Once again international travel leads the way at Orlando International Airport (MCO). In October an increase in international passengers to Central Florida helped offset a decline in the number of domestic travelers visiting the Orlando area. International traffic increased nearly 10.5 percent compared to the same time period in 2007, while domestic traffic sustained a 9.9 percent reduction.
Orlando is not alone. The global economic slowdown has not only impacted travel to Central Florida but according to Airports Council International (ACI), traffic is down around the world. For North America, domestic air traffic is down seven percent for the month of October and international traffic is also down three percent.
October Statistical Facts for MCO:
- International traffic increased 10.5 percent in October
- International traffic increased 20.0 percent calendar year-to-date
- 2.6 million travelers in October
- Total travel declined 9.9 percent
- Overall traffic for the rolling 12-month period remains up half a percent 0.52
Florida Monthly Magazine has named Orlando International Airport the best airport in Florida for the fourth consecutive year.
For more information contact Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.
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