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10/10/2012 - Passenger Traffic Stable at Orlando International Airport Through August


ORLANDO, FL. - Passenger traffic at Orlando International Airport (MCO) remained stable in August compared to last year. Overall traffic was up 0.11 percent with nearly three million passengers moving through MCO. Once again international traffic influenced the overall numbers with a 3.3 percent increase over 2011.

"The airline industry is experiencing a high level of uncertainty. Fluctuating fuel prices, airlines managing seat capacity and an uncertain economy are all factors that combine to produce volatile airport passenger counts. In light of that volatility, we are fortunate to see stability in our overall traffic picture for August and the first eight months of the year," says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

August Statistical Data:

  • International traffic increased 3.33 percent for the month with 339,339 passengers
  • There were a total of 2,595,174 domestic passengers in August which represented a traffic decrease of 0.30 percent
  • Combined domestic and international traffic increased 0.11 percent with a total of 2,934,513 passengers
  • Calendar year-to-date traffic remained stable with an increase of 0.07 over 2011
  • Operations at Orlando Executive Airport increased 1.69 percent

Orlando International welcomes new non-stop service. Beginning October 12th, Alaska Airlines starts service to San Diego, California five days a week. Also beginning October 29th TAM launches seven day-a-week service to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Both destinations have been the largest un-served domestic and international markets at Orlando International 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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