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5/4/2012 - Orlando International Airport Experiences Double-Digit International Traffic Growth in March


ORLANDO, FL. - The Central Florida area proved to be a very attractive international destination for the first quarter of 2012. Orlando International Airport (MCO) recorded a more than 12 percent increase in international traffic for the month of March. Once again, the leading international markets contributing to the growth were Brazil and Canada. The volume of Brazilian travelers jumped 108.3 percent, while Canadian traffic saw a modest 13 percent rise when compared to last year.

"With the first quarter of calendar year 2012 behind us, we're encouraged to see a growing trend in our international arrivals numbers. While domestic traffic has been relatively flat, international traffic continues to build upon last year's record, '' says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

First Quarter 2012 Statistics:

  • Over nine million passengers 9,042,103 have moved through Orlando International Airport the first three months of 2012
  • Domestic traffic is down a fraction, less than one third of one percent (0.29)
  • International traffic is up over 9 percent, 9.18
  • Overall traffic is up half a percent over last year .59

March 2012 Statistics:

  • Nearly 3.4 million passengers traveled through MCO. 3,393,002
  • International traffic increased 12.13 percent with 338,758 passengers
  • Domestic traffic declined (1.45) percent
  • Overall passenger volume fell a fraction by (0.24) percent

In the latest air travel survey by Tripadvisor.com, Orlando International Airport was named the number 1 Favorite U.S. Airport.


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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