ORLANDO, FL. – Passenger traffic increased 5.16 percent in September at Orlando International Airport (MCO) The increase marks the first time since May 2008 that MCO has seen an increase in passenger traffic when compared to the same month of the previous year. September is traditionally one of the slowest travel months of the year for MCO.
The news comes as Orlando International closed the books on the 2008-2009 fiscal year and on the third quarter of 2009 with an improving outlook. The upward trend of international passengers continued for the third quarter, up 8.7 percent.
September 2009 Statistical Data:
- Domestic traffic rose 4.12 percent
- International traffic increased 17.6 percent
- Over 2.2 million travelers moved through Orlando International 2,202,740
Fiscal Year 2008- 2009 Statistical Data:
- Domestic traffic decreased 9.2 percent
- International traffic increased 8 percent
- On a rolling 12-month basis, over 33.6 million passengers processed through MCO 33,648,023
Orlando International recently received two prestigious awards. The readers of Travel and Leisure Magazine, as part of the annual “America’s Favorite Cities” issue, ranked MCO as the second best airport in the nation for food and drink, shopping, design and functionality, staff efficiency and entertainment / wi-fi access. Also Conde Nast Traveler ranked MCO fourth in the nation for business travelers in areas of food and dining, security and baggage handling.
For more information contact Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.
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