November Signals Beginning of Holiday Traffic Bounce at Orlando International Airport

Press Release

ORLANDO, FL. – November was the start of the traditionally busy holiday travel season. As a result, Orlando International Airport (MCO) saw a marked improvement in traffic over the previous month. In fact, passenger volume increased by nearly 300,000 to more than 1.8 million in November.

“November traffic shows another month of gradual improvement for Orlando International Airport,” says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “It is also an indicator however, that the recovery will be slow but that we are well positioned for growth in the future.”

Besides the Thanksgiving holiday, the increase in passenger traffic can also be partially attributed to an increase in destinations offered by the airlines. MCO is now offering service to 85 percent of the destinations that were available prior to the pandemic.

November Statistical Data:

  • Compared to last year, domestic traffic was down 51.66 percent with 1,764,879 total passengers for the month
  • International traffic during November was down 90.52 percent with 50,994 arrivals and departures
  • Combined, overall traffic was off 56.65 percent, amounting to 1,815,873 total passengers at MCO
  • On a rolling 12-month basis, traffic is down 51.99 percent with a total of 24,145,534 passengers

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