More Service Means More Record Passenger Totals at Orlando International Airport

More Service Means More Record Passenger Totals at Orlando International Airport

As Orlando International Airport continues to attract new airline service and routes, we have been able to maintain double-digit international passenger growth on a consistent basis,” says Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “This in turn grows this destination and helps to further stimulate the local economy.

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Orlando Ranked No. 1 Foodie City In U.S., Survey Says

Orlando Ranked No. 1 Foodie City In U.S., Survey Says

In honor of World Food Day on Oct. 16, WalletHub crunched the numbers to determine the best and cheapest foodie scenes among the 150 largest cities. We compared the cities across 21 key metrics, ranging from “cost of groceries” to “prevalence of affordable restaurants rated at least 4.5 stars” to “number of food festivals per capita.”

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SeaWorld Orlando Announces New Attraction Line Up For 2017

SeaWorld Orlando Announces New Attraction Line Up For 2017

SeaWorld Orlando will be adding virtual reality to a ride that already exists, giving riders the virtual option on the Kraken roller coaster. SeaWorld has not confirmed if the video will be fully 3D or not, but it will include the Kraken along with other mythical and prehistoric creatures.

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Orlando Once Again Named Fun City By WalletHub

Orlando Once Again Named Fun City By WalletHub

Everyone likes to have fun. But we all prefer our personal brand of a good time. Some of us like going to bars and clubs, trying new restaurants, watching movies or playing outdoor sports. Others enjoy riding roller coasters, gambling, or catching and training Pokémon.

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Aviation Authority Board Reviews South Terminal Concepts

Aviation Authority Board Reviews South Terminal Concepts

Further illustrating a focus on the future was a presentation by renowned airport architect Curtis Fentress. His summary of preliminary designs for the South Terminal Complex featured descriptions and the first visuals of proposed project advancements for the $1.8 billion first phase.

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Belfast International Welcomes Virgin's Expansion To Orlando

Belfast International Welcomes Virgin's Expansion To Orlando

Belfast International Airport business development director Uel Hoey said: “There was enormous excitement around the debut of non-stop flights last year from Belfast with Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays and the weight of demand has exceeded all preliminary expectations.

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Orlando International Breaks Through 40 Million Annual Passengers

Orlando International Breaks Through 40 Million Annual Passengers

“The passenger growth reported for April is an indicator of predicted strong Summer traffic,” says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “We’re expecting an increase of almost 8 percent in airline seat capacity into the market when compared to last year.”

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Record First Quarter Traffic At Orlando International Airport

Record First Quarter Traffic At Orlando International Airport

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.

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Orlando Again Named As A U.S. Property Investment Hotspot

Orlando Again Named As A U.S. Property Investment Hotspot

The new survey is the Best Markets Top Ten List for Real Estate Investing for Quarter 1, 2016, which has been published by HomeVestors and Local Market Monitor. Throw in the fact that Orlando is the top tourist center in the United States, with the world’s top theme parks, including Walt Disney World® resort, Universal Orlando Resort, Legoland Florida and SeaWorld Orlando drawing in more than 66 million people a year, then it a winning argument.

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Orlando Visitors Double In 20 Years To Hit New Record

Orlando Visitors Double In 20 Years To Hit New Record

The all-time high, announced by tourism body VisitOrlando, represents a 5.5% rise over 2014 and again means that Orlando is the number one US visitor destination. A major contributor to the increase is the fact that passenger number at Orlando International Airport rose by more than 72%, reaching 38.8million in 2015.

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Passenger Traffic Continues To Soar At Orlando International Airport

Passenger Traffic Continues To Soar At Orlando International Airport

During February, 24 of our 32 scheduled airlines posted an increase in seat capacity adding more than 470,000 seats. That is up 13.7 percent over last year. Leading the way was Frontier Airlines which added 145,000 seats to the market.

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Orlando Airport Sees Record Traffic In January

Orlando Airport Sees Record Traffic In January

Domestic traffic in January was up 11.37 percent from the year-ago period, with 2,988,594 total passengers. International traffic increased 20.28 percent to 494,259 passengers. Overall traffic was up 12.55 percent for the month with a total 3,482,853 passengers coming in and out of the airport.

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New $3.3B Vacation Village Coming Soon Near Disney

New $3.3B Vacation Village Coming Soon Near Disney

An “ambitious” 87-acre luxury mixed-use vacation village is in the works near Walt Disney World featuring five gleaming towers, shops, restaurants and resort amenities.The project was designed by Italian designer Pininfarina, the same company best known for designing the Ferarri. “We’ve been working behind the scenes for the last year and a half on this project and now, we’re ready to rock ’n' roll on all the infrastructure in July", said project manager James Mincy.

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New Details Unveiled On Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s ‘Rivers of Light’

New Details Unveiled On Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s ‘Rivers of Light’

Beginning the evening of April 22 — the park's birthday and Earth Day — guests can see an elaborate, original production called "Rivers of Light." They can also experience the Kilimanjaro Safaris with a sunset effect and admire an enlivened Tree of Life. There will be entertainment and parties added to the Harambe Village and Discovery Island areas as well.

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The New World’s Largest Entertainment McDonald’s On I-Drive

The New World’s Largest Entertainment McDonald’s On I-Drive

The new restaurant features eight kitchens to prepare traditional McDonald's meals like Big Macs and golden fries, but also new ones from a "create your taste" concept being tested in Florida McDonald's. The concept allows guests to customize their order of burgers, chicken sandwiches, pizza, pasta, waffles and omelets, and then see it be made right in front of them.

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Orlando Airport Expansion Could Be Covered By Extending Current Passenger Fee

Orlando Airport Expansion Could Be Covered By Extending Current Passenger Fee

The new terminal would cost about $1.8 billion and include up to 120 new gates, bringing the airport's capacity as high as 80 million passengers annually. Parts of the terminal could open as soon as 2019, with the entire expansion expected to take about 25 years.

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Legoland Florida Resort To Add Beach Retreat, Ninjago Land

Legoland Florida Resort To Add Beach Retreat, Ninjago Land

The beach retreat, to be located across Cypress Gardens Boulevard next to Lake Dexter, marks Legoland's first growth beyond the park's original Cypress Gardens property. The retreat will include a clubhouse with dining options and Lego experiences inside. "It's a different accommodation offering compared to what the hotel is," said Jones.

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