ORLANDO, FL. – April saw a resurgence of international travelers at Orlando International Airport (MCO). International travel climbed by double digits in April, up nearly 11.2 percent. That increase, along with healthy domestic traffic, pushed overall passenger volume up over 9 percent for the month.
“April’s strong numbers prove that Orlando remains a popular domestic and global destination,” says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “With new and exciting attractions coming online at area theme parks, the summer should be a busy one at Orlando International Airport.”
The current forecast calls for an increase in international seats for the remainder of the summer, which can contribute to a solid international passenger numbers. In April the following airlines boosted their international seats into MCO.
- JetBlue up 17,400 seats
- Thomas Cook up 16,500
- Air Canada up 10,400
- Emirates up 7,800
April 2017 Statistical Data:
- International traffic climbed 11.19 percent with 535,240 international arrivals and departures for the month.
- Domestic traffic was up 8.78 percent with 3,432,734 total passengers.
- Combined overall traffic was up 9.10 percent with 3,967,974 passengers at MCO.
- On a rolling 12-month period, overall traffic at MCO is up 6.15 percent with a record 42,663,813 total passengers.
Basic MCO information: Orlando International Airport (MCO), serves approximately 42 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 billion and has approved designing a new South Terminal project all aimed at enhancing The Orlando Experience®.