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7/2/2010 - May Passenger Volume Increases Slightly at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL. – Overall passenger traffic increased nearly two percent in May at Orlando International Airport (MCO). The increase in volume was across the board in both domestic and international passenger traffic. A 9.1 percent increase in international traffic was registered despite the lingering global air travel disruptions caused by the Icelandic volcano eruption.

The May increase continues the fluctuating trend in passenger numbers recorded so far for the first five months of 2010.

Statistical Information for May 2010:

Overall aircraft operations at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) increased 9.45 percent in May. This is the first back-to-back increase in operations for ORL this year.

Editor / Assignment Desk 4th of July Holiday Note:

The summer travel season of 2010 is starting on a solid note. The 4th of July traffic projections are out and MCO is expecting an increase of 8.7 percent over the same seven day travel period in 2009. A total of 645,073 passengers are expected between June 30th and July 6th with the busiest travel days being Thursday July 1st and Friday July 2nd with almost 96 thousand travelers each day.

Orlando International Airport offers 43 percent more domestic travel destinations than any other airport in Florida.

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

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