For the tenth consecutive month Orlando International Airport (MCO) has recorded both domestic and international passenger growth. In April domestic traffic climbed by its highest margin in over four and a half years up nearly 8.8 percent. The strong April numbers are a precursor to what is expected to be a strong summer at MCO.
Preliminary numbers show that the airlines are planning to bring in nearly 4400 additional flights between June, July and August or about 887 thousand additional seats which is an 8 percent increase in seating availability over 2014.
On the 12th and 20th of this month LATAM Airlines Group increases connections from MCO to South America. TAM Airlines initiated new service to Brasilia, Brazil on the1ih and LAN Peru offers the first ever daily non-stop service from Orlando to Lima, Peru on the 20th with connections to over 115 South American destinations.
"Our increase in domestic traffic is a positive reflection of the popularity of this market and with expected new service announcements this trend should continue," says Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. "This reinforces our unanimous decision at our last board meeting to start planning for the South Terminal project."