Orlando International Begins 2018 Building on Record 2017 Passenger Traffic Numbers

Press Release

ORLANDO, FL. – Orlando International Airport (MCO) begins 2018 building on last year’s record passenger traffic numbers. For January, MCO had over 3.9 million travelers. That represents an 8 percent increase over the same time last year.

Carry-over from the busiest Christmas and New Year’s holiday travel season in MCO history is partially attributable for the strong January numbers.

“January’s solid kick-off of the new year means that we should break 45 million annual passengers within the first quarter of 2018,” says Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Chief Executive Officer Phil Brown. “Thanks in part to a resurgent Brazilian market, our international traffic has once again climbed to double-digit increases for the month.”

January Statistical Data:

  • International traffic climbed 14.71 percent for the month with some 518,390 total passengers
  • Domestic passenger volume was up 7.04 percent with 3,387,178 passengers in January
  • Overall combined traffic increased 8.0 percent with 3,905,568 total passengers for the month
  • On a rolling 12-month basis overall traffic is up 6.76 percent with a record total of 44,900,530 passengers

Basic MCO information:
With more than 44.6 million annual passengers, MCO is the busiest airport in Florida and 13th busiest in the U.S. MCO Ranked by J.D. Power Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Mega Airports in North America. The airport is centrally located and within a two-hour drive for 60 percent of the state’s residents. MCO has more than 21,000 employees and generates in excess of $31 billion in revenue for the regional economy. Orlando International Airport strives to value and delight its customers through an airport-wide design concept known as The Orlando Experience®

Traffic Summary Report