ORLANDO, FL. – Thanks in part to 309,000 additional seats coming into Orlando International Airport in March, the first quarter of 2018 is another one for the record books. Domestic passenger traffic is up almost 7 percent while international traffic has climbed approximately 13.5 percent over the same time last year, bringing the total number of travelers on a 12-month rolling total to nearly 45.5 million.
With traffic up and growing across the board, the timing is perfect for completion of the current North Terminal Complex renovations project. Designed to enhance space, comfort and ease of travel for passengers at Orlando International Airport, the project is scheduled for substantial completion by mid-late summer.
New service for March 2018 included Delta to Amsterdam, Netherlands 7 days a week; JetBlue to Atlanta 7 days a week; Spirit to Richmond 7 days a week; and Virgin Atlantic to Belfast, Northern Ireland 2 days a week. Along with more seats coming into the market, the planes were full with load factors also up to 88 percent.
March 2018 Statistical Data:
- In March domestic traffic rose 6.33 percent with 3,902,733 total passengers
- International traffic climbed 12.17 percent in March with 563,958 passengers
- Overall traffic was up 7.03 percent with 4,466,691 total travelers for the month
1st Quarter 2018 Statistical Data:
- International traffic jumped 13.44 percent with a total of 1,546,676 passengers
- Domestic passenger volume increased 6.97 percent with 10,494,940 total travelers at MCO
- Overall passenger traffic was up 7.76 percent with 12,041,616 total passengers
- Rolling 12-month total traffic after the first quarter is up 7.43 percent with 45,478,825 passengers
Basic MCO information:
Ranked by J.D. Power “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Mega Airports” in 2017. With 45 million annual passengers, MCO is the busiest airport in Florida and 11 th busiest in the U.S. MCO has 21,000 badged employees and generates $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®.