Year-To-Date Passenger Traffic Up in August at Orlando International Airport

Press Release

ORLANDO, FL. – August spelled back-to-school time and the end of family vacations for many travelers at Orlando International Airport (MCO). For the calendar year-to-date, some 32.2 million
travelers have moved through MCO. That is an increase of 5.39 percent over the same time last year.

Historically Orlando International Airport has seen a softening of passenger traffic during this time period because of the traditional end of summer family vacations and students heading back to
class. MCO traditionally uses this time frame to plan, prepare and enhance services for the busy end-of-year travel season.

In August, Frontier Airlines increased its service at MCO with additional flights to Portland, Syracuse, Norfolk, Ontario, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. International traffic was also bolstered with new service from Avianca to Guatemala, Peru and El Salvador.

August 2018 Statistical Data:

  • Calendar year-to-date, domestic traffic increased 4.86 percent to 27,856,589 total passengers
  • Calendar year-to-date, international traffic increased 8.87 percent with a total of 4,390,154 passengers
  • For the month of August, domestic traffic was flat, down fractionally .31 percent with 3,226,939 travelers
  • International passenger volume increased 3.35 percent in August to 614,597 travelers
  • Combined, passenger volume was flat in August with a .26 percent increase and 3,841,536 passengers at MCO
  • On a rolling 12-month basis, traffic is up 5.54 percent to 46,261,134 passengers

Basic MCO information:
Ranked by J.D. Power “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Mega Airports” in 2017 & 2018. With more than 46 million annual passengers, MCO is the busiest airport in Florida and 11th busiest in the U.S. MCO has 21,000 badged employees and generates more than $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