Orlando International January Statistics & Spring Break 2023 Update

Press Release

ORLANDO, FL. – January’s numbers are in and Orlando International Airport (MCO) started the year with an 86 percent increase in international traffic. Domestic traffic climbed by nearly 27 percent.

“We started the year trending in the right direction,” says Kevin Thibault, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “More airlines are offering more international service and domestic traffic hit an all-time record high in January when compared on a rolling 12-month basis.”

International service into MCO in January increased from the following airlines; Air Canada; Spirit; WestJet; Azul; JetBlue; AeroMexico; Air Transat; GOL; Delta; Copa and Southwest.

January Statistical Data:

  • International traffic jumped 85.95 percent in January which amounts to 556,533 total arrivals and departures.
  • Domestic passenger traffic increased 26.71 percent with 4,026,593 total passengers at MCO for the month.
  • Combined, overall traffic was up 31.81 percent in January with a total of 4,583,126 passengers at Orlando International Airport for the month.

Spring Break 2023 Update

Spring Break 2023 at Orlando International is only two weeks old and already six passenger traffic records have been broken. On Saturday, March 11th MCO recorded 95,282 departures, breaking the old single day record of 90,808 set in March of 2019. This past Saturday was the second busiest in airport history with 93,801 departures, while Sunday was the third busiest with 93,662.

  • So far this Spring Break, MCO has exceeded expectations by approximately 159,000 passengers.
  • Spring Break 2023 runs from March 4 until April 18th.
  • Some of the new records may fall. If original projections hold true, this coming weekend could be the busiest weekend of the 46-day Spring Break season.
  • In the first two weeks of Spring Break an estimated 2.7 million passengers have traveled through MCO.

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