ORLANDO, FL.- Overall passenger traffic at Orlando International Airport was virtually unchanged during the month of October when compared to the same month of the previous year. Traffic increased .10 percent with international traffic leading the way with a strong 24 percent.
The growth in international traffic was aided by the inauguration of new service into MCO. Martinair returned to Orlando serving the Amsterdam with three flights per week.
Along with Martinair a number of airlines including AirTran Airways, Continental Connection, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Northwest, United, US Airways and WestJet also increased flights into Orlando International. In total 98 new flights were added to weekly operations with destinations including Boston, Tallahassee, Baltimore, Denver, Calgary, Alberta; Toronto, Ontario and Frankfurt, Germany.
Statistical Data for October 2009:
- International traffic increased 24.2 percent
- Domestic traffic declined 1.7 percent
- In total 2,666,483 passengers traveled through MCO
- Calendar year-to-date overall traffic is down 6.6 percent
- Orlando International overall traffic was up 0.1 percent while nationwide passenger traffic fell 4.8 percent
The latest 2009 Zagat Airline Survey recently named Orlando International Airport as one of the top five airports nationwide for overall airport quality.
For more information contact Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.
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