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9/13/2013 - International Traffic in July Remains on Track for Record Year at Orlando International Airport

 

ORLANDO, FL. - More international visitors had the Orlando Experience in July at Orlando International Airport than the previous year. Nearly 363,000 international arrivals and departures represents a 4 percent increase over 2012 levels. Even with the good international developments, the news was more subdued for domestic travel. Domestic traffic was down by 3.7 percent in July.

Once again Southwest Airlines, Orlando International Airport's largest carrier, reduced its capacity by more than 71,000 seats for the month. While Southwest cut seats, other carriers at MCO including US Airways, Silver Airways, Gol and Copa increased seat capacity by more than 51,000 offsetting the Southwest reduction by over two-thirds.

July 2013 Statistical Data:

  • International traffic increased 4.0 percent with 362,946 passengers
  • Year-to-date international traffic is up 5.4 percent with over 2.3 million passengers processed
  • Domestic traffic was down 3.7 percent with 2,720,395 passengers
  • Year-to-date domestic traffic is off by 2.5 percent with 18,766,514 travelers

Customer Service Reminder:

At the request of Southwest Airlines, Air Tran Airways has temporarily relocated its ticket counter operations to the "A" side of the main terminal building next to Southwest Airlines. Further questions, please contact Southwest and Air Tran.

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For more information please 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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