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2/9/2012 - International Traffic Pushes Yearly Passenger Increase at Orlando International Airport


ORLANDO, FL.- Orlando International Airport (MCO) registered a nearly 1.6 percent increase in traffic for the 2011 calendar year. A major component of that is a record total of more than 3.5 million international travelers for the year. This nearly 8 percent increase in foreign travel eclipses the previous record of 3.2 million set in 2010. Once again the United Kingdom was the largest international market for MCO with more than 575 thousand travelers. Brazil however made the largest increase in volume with a 4 7 percent jump in arriving non-stop visitors over the previous year.

"During the course of the year we made an asserted effort to enhance our service offerings to Central and South America. Early on we realized that this was a potential growth market for Orlando International and the Central Florida region. Our challenge now is to continue providing our international visitors with exceptional customer service or what we call "The Orlando Experience," says Cesar E. Calvet, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

2011 Year-end Statistical Data:

  • International traffic increased 7.91 percent to 3,502,584 passengers
  • Overall traffic increased 1.57 percent for the year
  • Domestic traffic increased nearly 1 percent or 0.92 percent with 31,923,422 passengers
  • Total passenger traffic for 2011 was 35,426,006

December 2011 Statistical Data:

  • International traffic increased 9.85 percent to 323,722 passengers
  • Domestic traffic declined 2.26 percent to 2,642,546 travelers
  • Overall traffic decreased 1.07 percent to 2,966,268 passengers

Orlando International Airport has direct service to 35 international destinations.


For more information, contact Carolyn Fennell or Rod Johnson in the Office of Public Affairs at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.


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