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3/19/2012 - "The Orlando Experience" A Hit With International Travelers

 

Orlando International Airport's (MCO) commitment to passenger convenience and customer service continues to impress global travelers. In a recent survey by one of Europe's largest online travel agencies, Orlando International ranked 5th worldwide in the category of Waiting Lounges.

eDreams.com reported it received thousands of responses from fliers throughout its 19-country operating area, who actually traveled through the airports they reviewed, and MCO finished with an average score of 4.31 out of a possible 5 points. A total of only .23 points separated the top five airports in Seoul, Singapore, Munich, Thailand and Orlando. Customers were asked to rate various aspects of airports including their services, shopping, restaurants, bars and waiting areas.

"We have facilities that capture the unique character of Central Florida known as "The Orlando Experience". In addition, with visitor-friendly amenities, including 70 retail and 57 restaurant locations, MCO offers customers multiple opportunities to relax comfortably before continuing their travel experience," said Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Executive Director, Phil Brown.

To see the full survey, go to: http://www.edreams.com/flights/airports/best-airports/

In addition to pleasing customers while they visit, Orlando International also excelled in keeping them on schedule. According to FlightStats, MCO's on-time arrival percentage ranked fifth best among the world's busiest airports.

In February of 2012, 86.35 percent of flights into Orlando International Airport arrived on time. Tokyo International Airport had the best performance for the month with an on-time percentage of 94.34 percent.

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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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