3/30/2010 - Slight Decline in Passenger Traffic in February at Orlando International Airport
ORLANDO, FL.- Orlando International Airport (MCO) saw a slight decline in the number of
passengers for February, this after a modest increase in January. For February, overall
traffic fell two percent. Despite the downturn, which could be partially weather related due to the cancellation of hundreds of flights from the North over the course of several days, the
January increase was enough to keep the year-to-date traffic figures above 2009 by half a percent.
However, airlines are starting to increase service schedules to MCO for the busy spring break and vacation season. The number of flights was up by 210 per week in February. Helping to stimulate the rise was Allegiant Airlines which started service at MCO on February 1st with 36 weekly flights to nine destinations including Allentown, PA; Des Moines, IA; Grand Rapids, MI; Greenville / Spartanburg, SC; Huntington, WV; Knoxville, TN; Lexington, KY; Springfield, MO; and Tri-Cities, TN.
Statistical Information for February 2010:
- Nearly 2.6 million passengers moved through MCO in February with 2,597,567 traveling for the month
- International traffic increased 5.48 percent.
- Year-to-date MCO passenger traffic is up .47 percent
- Domestic travel fell 2.75 percent.
- Overall February traffic was down 2.03 percent
Orlando International Airport offers more domestic non-stop service than any other airport in
Florida and served a record three million international passengers in 2009, an increase of
11 percent over the previous year.
For more information contact Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.
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