ORLANDO, FL. - The first quarter of 2009 is complete and the statistical numbers at Orlando International Airport (MCO) mirror the global travel industry and economic conditions. For the first quarter, overall traffic at Orlando International experienced a reduction of 12.8 percent compared to the same quarter last year. The drop in
passengers came in both domestic and international arrivals and departures.
Domestic traffic was down 13.8 percent while international travel was off by less than one percent (0.9). For the first quarter there were nearly 8.5 million passengers at Orlando International.
Passenger traffic for the month of March at MCO was also down but exceeded 3 million passengers for the first time in eight months. Overall traffic was down 12.8 percent. Total operations at Orlando Executive Airport were off 18.4 percent in March.
Statistical Data for 1st Quarter 2009:
- Domestic traffic declined 13.8 percent
- International traffic contracted 0.9 percent
- Overall traffic was reduced by 12.8 percent
- Total number of passengers was 8,492,243
Statistical Data for March 2009:
- Domestic traffic fell 13.1 percent
- International traffic experienced a 10 percent reduction
- Overall traffic declined 12.8 percent
- Total number of passengers was 3,149,230
Orlando International Airport is named the best large airport for retail stores according to the latest Airport Revenue News (ARN) magazine survey of its frequent flyer readers. The award weighs various factors including the types of stores, quality and total offerings available.
For more information contact Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.
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