Slight Increase In August Passenger Traffic Reflects Growing Travel Confidence at Orlando International Airport

Press Release

ORLANDO, FL. – August passenger traffic continued to reflect rebounding passenger confidence in the travel process at Orlando International Airport (MCO). Orlando International remains the busiest airport in Florida, despite a 72 percent decline in volume from last year’s record levels.

“Some airline indicators show that we have reason to remain cautiously optimistic that our traffic pattern will continue to slowly increase as we head to the latter part of the year, says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “ In the meantime, we continue to focus on following the health and safety protocols, to help passengers feel secure while at Orlando International.”

August Statistical Data:

  • Domestic traffic fell 67.94 percent in August with 1,120,579 passengers at Orlando International
  • International passenger traffic declined 97.91 percent with 13,987 passengers for the month
  • Overall traffic was off 72.76 percent for August with a total of 1,134,566 passengers at MCO
  • Year-to-date traffic is down 56.64 percent with 14,938,373 total passengers at MCO

Current Update:

TSA data reveals that MCO is the 8th busiest airport in the country, just behind Phoenix and Atlanta, with a 63.7 percent reduction in traffic from 2019 levels

Airlines serving Orlando International reported a load factor of 68.7 percent, which means the average flight at MCO was two-thirds full

31 domestic services are scheduled to begin this month, including resumption of non-stop service to Memphis, Tennessee; Portland, Oregon; and San Diego, California

Orlando International currently offers service to six international destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean

The information herein is provided as of the dates specified. Due to the outbreak and continuation of COVID-19 subsequent to the date of such information, the information contained herein may differ materially from the current operational and financial data.

Traffic Summary Report