February Traffic Turns Hot at Orlando International Airport

Press Release

ORLANDO, FL. – February passenger traffic at Orlando International Airport (MCO) continued to excel over previous records as the Spring Break travel season got an early start. Nearly 4 million travelers moved through MCO in February, up over 7 percent from 2018.

“We maintain our optimism that our strong February numbers are an indicator of what to expect for the rest of the year,” says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “Every indicator that I have seen predicts that we will continue to climb and surpass 50 million passengers by the fall.”

February numbers were also influenced by attendance at the Daytona 500, The Orlando Home and Garden Show and by new or expanded air service to Montego Bay, Austin, Moncton, Halifax, Burlington, Marsh Harbour, Portland and Eleuthera.

Spirit Airlines registered the largest increase in passengers at MCO, up 112,000 over February 2018.

February 2019 Statistical Data

  • For the second month in a row, international traffic climbed over 16 percent with 539,110 passengers, which is a 16.11 percent increase over last year
  • Domestic travel increased 5.74 percent with 3,388,984 passengers in February
  • Combined, overall traffic was up 7.05 percent with a total of 3,928,094 passengers at MCO
  • On a rolling 12-month basis, MCO now has 48,167,198 passengers, which is a 6.6 percent gain over the previous record year.

Basic MCO information:
Ranked by J.D. Power “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Mega Airports” in 2017 & 2018. With more than 47.7 million annual passengers, MCO is the busiest airport in Florida and 10th busiest in the U.S. MCO has 21,000 badged employees and generates more than $41 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