May Passenger Traffic Doubles Over Previous Month at Orlando International

Press Release

ORLANDO, FL. -While far from normal, May passenger traffic at Orlando International Airport (MCO) more than doubled what was reported the previous month. In fact, more than 214 thousand more passengers flew in May than in April from MCO.

“May was the beginning of the slight uptick in traffic that we’ve been seeing at Orlando International,” says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “More airlines providing service, fewer cancellations and more people feeling comfortable with flying again all contributed to the better news.”

Once again, domestic mail delivery was a bright spot for the month at MCO. Mail volume increased 171.86 percent over this time last year.

May 2020 Statistical Data:

  • Domestic passenger traffic was down 90.19 percent in May at Orlando International Airport with 367,177 total passengers.
  • International traffic was off 99.69 percent with 1,932 total passengers.
  • Combined traffic for the month declined 91.53 percent, with a total of 369,109 passengers at MCO.
  • On a rolling 12-month basis, traffic is off 16.81 percent with 40,841, 132 total passengers during the time period.

Current Comparison Data:

  • As of Thursday, July 9, 2020, there were a total of 19,366 departing passengers at MCO for the day, making MCO the seventh busiest airport in the United States.
  • Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a projected number of 69,275 passengers expected to travel from Orlando International Airport.
  • MCO welcomed 3 international flights from JetBlue, Southwest, and AeroMexico with a total of 147 passengers.
  • Same date last year there were 44 flights and a total of 8,396 international passengers.
  • MCO now has scheduled service to 69 domestic and 5 international destinations as compared to 150 total destinations prior to the pandemic.

Traffic Summary Report