Record First Quarter Traffic At Orlando International Airport

The first quarter of 2016 is in the books and Orlando International Airport (MCO) has recorded double-digit growth both in domestic and international traffic so far this year.

For the first three months of the year overall traffic has climbed nearly 11.5 percent with more than 10.7 million passengers. When you break down the numbers, Orlando International is handling more than 3.56 million passengers per month on average in a facility that was designed to handle 2 million per month.

A significant contributor to the busy first quarter was a record breaking Spring Break and Easter holiday travel season, which combined to give Orlando International its busiest days in airport history. During this period, at peak, approximately 160 thousand travelers per day moved through MCO.

FIRST QUARTER 2016 TRAVEL STATISTICS:

  • Domestic traffic climbed 10.6 percent with 9,375,413 passengers
  • International passenger traffic was up 17.46 percent with 1,389,243 total travelers
  • Overall passenger volume increased 11.49 percent with 10,764,656 travelers

ROLLING 12-MONTH STATISTICS:

  • Domestic traffic was up 8.48 percent with 34,627,999 passengers
  • International passenger numbers climbed 18.1 percent with 5,290,768 travelers
  • Combined overall passenger traffic was up 9.67 percent with 39,918,767 passengers

MARCH 2016 STATISTICS:

  • Domestic passenger volume increased 8.45 percent with 3,480,438 travelers
  • International traffic climbed 15.59 percent with 479,344 passengers
  • Overall combined travel for the month was up 9.27 percent compared to last year with 3,959,782 travelers

Basic MCO information:
Orlando International Airport (MCO), serves approximately 39 million passengers annually, of which over 13 percent are international. MCO is the second busiest airport in Florida and has more than 18,000 badged employees and generates over $31 billion in direct and indirect revenue for the regional economy. In its ongoing efforts to value and delight its customers, MCO has embarked on a series of Capital Improvements valued at over $1.3 billion and has approved designing a new South Terminal project all aimed at enhancing The Orlando Experience®.

Source: Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

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