ORLANDO, FL. – International travel remained the biggest bright spot at Orlando
International Airport (MCO) in January, up 11 percent. Concerns over the current economic
conditions in the United States and globally have contributed to passenger traffic
slowdowns, according to Airports Council International, however MCO added new
international service to Bogota, Colombia in January. Like many domestic destinations the economy has impacted travel, down 13 percent for the month which is an 11.3 percent overall decrease.
As airlines continue to “right-size” capacity for their operations, total aircraft operations at Orlando International retreated 21.8 percent when compared to the same month last year. Total operations at Orlando Executive Airport also registered a decrease of 24.2 percent in January.
January Quick Facts:
- International Traffic increased 11.17 percent
- On a rolling 12-month basis international traffic is up 15.7 percent
- Overall passenger traffic fell 11.3 percent
- For the month 2,691,571 passengers traveled through Orlando International Airport
- JetBlue Airways inaugurated daily non-stop service between Orlando and Bogota, Colombia
- The addition of the Orlando-Bogota connection brings an estimated 44 million dollars annually to the local economy
- In January 245,593 international travelers moved through MCO
Orlando International Airport, the busiest passenger airport in Florida, with over 35.6 million passengers annually, services more domestic and international destinations than any airport in Florida.
For more information contact Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055
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