May 20th, 2016 11:34 AM by Brent Ferry
ORLANDO, FL. – 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:
ROLLING 12-MONTH STATISTICS:
MARCH 2016 STATISTICS:
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®.Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Press Release