Orlando International Moves Up in State, National and Global Passenger Rankings Plus Other Airport News

Press Release

ORLANDO, FL. – The latest Airport’s Council International (ACI) rankings are out and Orlando International Airport (MCO) has climbed in all passenger traffic categories. MCO is ranked number one in the state of Florida, moving up from number two; number 11 in the country, moving up from number 13; and number 39 in the world, moving up from number 41. MCO is also the third fastest growing airport in the United States.

That growth is reflected in the February passenger traffic numbers. Orlando International Airport kept the upward momentum going with solid domestic and international passenger traffic. Thanks in part to the start of a strong Spring Break and Bike Week season, overall traffic was up 8.4 percent for the month.

February Statistical Data:

  • International traffic climbed 13.6 percent with 464,328 total passengers
  • Domestic passenger volume was up 7.7 percent with 3,205,029 passengers at MCO
  • Overall, total traffic was up 8.42 percent with a combined total of 3,669,357 passengers
  • On a rolling-12 month basis, annual passenger traffic now exceeds 45 million at Orlando International Airport, up 7.28 percent over last year’s record levels

In other Orlando International Airport news:

  • Silver Airways has completed its acquisition of Seaborne Airlines. With this purchase, Silver has the most routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas from its hubs in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa.
    • The combined airline will employee nearly 1000 aviation professionals
    • The total fleet is now 31 aircraft featuring the Saab 340 and the new eco-friendly ATR-600
    • The merged company will operate under separate names until joint branding and streamlining begins during the next year

• Beginning Wednesday, April 25th, Virgin America Airlines becomes Alaska Airlines. All Virgin America operations will be absorbed by Alaska including all reservations, gates, ticketing and check-in areas. All Virgin America signage at MCO will be removed Tuesday evening.

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