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5/26/2010 - Memorial Day Travel Shows Increase at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL. – Orlando International Airport (MCO) begins the “unofficial” start of the summer travel season with a projected 4.2 percent increase in passenger traffic this Memorial Day when compared to the same time frame last year. For the seven-day travel period beginning on Thursday May 27th through Wednesday, June 2nd a total of 603,917 passengers are expected to arrive and depart from Orlando International based on current airline bookings.

The three busiest days for Memorial Day travel are as follows:

Saturday 5/29 Total 95,511
Monday 5/31 Total 91,211
Friday 5/28 Total 89,562

Enhanced customer service features such as the completion of the rental car quick-turn around areas, to improve rental car processing and exciting new concession and dining offerings like the first Skechers, a popular footwear shop, in an airport in the nation, Taxco Sterling Silver, jewelry shop, Panda Express Gourmet Chinese food and Quizno’s Sandwich restaurant will greet travelers at Orlando International during this peak Memorial Day travel period. In addition, MCO continues to expand its service offerings to more domestic destinations than any other airport in Florida. Below are changes in service since last year.

Date Airline Type Market Flights/Week
11-Jun-09 AirTran Airways Start Asheville, NC 3
12-Jun-09 AirTran Airways Start Atlantic City, NJ 3
12-Jun-09 AirTran Airways Resume Knoxville, TN 4
25-Jun-09 AirTran Airways Start Charleston, WV 3
26-Jun-09 AirTran Airways Start Allentown, PA 4
12-Aug-09 Delta Resume Hartford, CT 12
01-Oct-09 Continental Connection Resume Tallahassee, FL 17
15-Oct-09 Martinair Resume Amsterdam, Netherlands 3
01-Nov-09 Southwest Start Milwaukee, WI 14
02-Nov-09 Taca Start San Salvador, El Salvador 3
05-Dec-09 AirTran Airways Start Branson, MO 1
17-Dec-09 AirTran Airways Start Key West, FL 4
18-Dec-09 AirTran Airways Start Nassau, Bahamas 5
19-Dec-09 Air Canada Resume Ottawa, Ontario 1
09-Jan-10 AirTran Airways Start Aruba, Netherlands Antilles 1
01-Feb-10 Allegiant Start Lexington, KY 4
01-Feb-10 Allegiant Start Knoxville, TN 5
08-Feb-10 Allegiant Start Allentown, PA 6
08-Feb-10 Allegiant Start Greenville/Spartanburg, SC 3
08-Feb-10 JetBlue Start Montego Bay, Jamaica 7
11-Feb-10 AirTran Airways Start Montego Bay, Jamaica 4
12-Feb-10 AirTran Airways Start Lexington, KY 4
12-Feb-10 Allegiant Start Grand Rapids, MI 6
15-Feb-10 Allegiant Start Tri-Cities, TN 2
15-Feb-10 Allegiant Start Springfield, MO 2
16-Feb-10 Allegiant Start Huntington, WV 4
27-Feb-10 Allegiant Start Des Moines, IA 4
04-Mar-10 Allegiant Start Youngstown, OH 2
06-Mar-10 AirTran Airways Resume Des Moines, IA 2
27-Mar-10 Volaris Start Monterrey, Mexico 1
08-Apr-10 Delta Resume Las Vegas, NV 3
04-May-10 AirTran Airways Start Grand Rapids, MI 7
23-May-10 Southwest Start Panama City, FL 14
27-May-10 AirTran Airways Start Huntsville, AL 7

Orlando International Airport leads the state with 43 percent more domestic non-stop destinations than any other airport in Florida at 90. MCO also offers non-stop international service to 24 global destinations.


For more information contact Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825- 2055.


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