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4/22/2014 - Increase in Domestic Visitors Pushes Total Traffic Up at Orlando International in February


ORLANDO, FL. - Overall passenger traffic at Orlando International Airport (MCO) increased more than 1 percent in February thanks to a 2.3 percent increase in domestic travelers.

"The Arctic blast that blanketed much of the country in January and February helped make Central Florida a very attractive travel destination", says Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. "The extremely cold and wintery weather combined with attractive local travel offers bolstered our domestic numbers and the local economy."

February Statistical Data:

  • Domestic traffic increased by 2.29 percent in February with 2,444, 120 passengers
  • International traffic declined by 8.01 percent with 293,558 travelers during the month
  • Overall passenger volume increased 1.08 percent for the month with a total of 2,737,678 travelers
  • Year-to-date overall traffic is up 1.16 percent at Orlando International Airport

During the month, Copa Airlines celebrated its 14th anniversary at MCO while CanJet commemorated 11 years of service at Orlando International.

Orlando International Airport, with 35 million annual passengers, is the second busiest airport in Florida and 14th busiest in the U.S. The airport has 18,000 employees and generates $26 billion in direct and indirect revenue for the regional economy. Orlando International Airport strives to value and delight its customers through a design concept known as The Orlando Experience®.


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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