Orlando International Airport Ends September and Fiscal Year with Record Passenger Traffic

Press Release

ORLANDO, FL. – The 2015-2016 fiscal year was very successful for Orlando International Airport. September marked another record for the airport with a rolling 12-month total of 41.5 million passengers or a 10 percent increase over last year.

“The fiscal year report of over 41 million annual travelers at Orlando International certainly confirms the demand to continue our capital improvement program to meet our current and future transportation obligations to this community, our business partners and our passengers for years to come,” says Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

“To maintain a high-level of customer service during our growth, we are incorporating new technology, clarifying signage/wayfinding and employing multi-lingual ambassadors to assist with passengers from all over the world,” says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “These steps have helped make us the fourth best airport in the nation for overall customer service according to J.D. Power & Associates most recent survey.”

Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Statistical Data:

  • International traffic climbed 14.75 percent to 5,585,234 passengers
  • Domestic traffic was up 9.22 percent with a total of 35,980,154 passengers
  • Combined overall passenger traffic rose 9.9 percent to 41,565,388

September 2016 Statistical Data:

  • International traffic saw an increase of 8.18 percent with 418,491 total passengers
  • Domestic traffic climbed 9.72 percent with a total of 2,523,710 passengers
  • Combined overall traffic was up 9.5 percent with 2,942,201 travelers

Basic MCO information:
Orlando International Airport (MCO), serves more than 41 million passengers annually, of which over 13 percent are international. MCO is the second busiest airport in Florida and has more than 18,000 badged employees and generates over $31 billion in direct and indirect revenue for the regional economy. In its ongoing efforts to value and delight its customers, MCO has embarked on a series of Capital Improvements valued at over $3.1 billion and has approved designing a new South Terminal project all aimed at enhancing The Orlando Experience®.

Traffic Summary Report