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Orlando International Named Florida's Busiest Airport in 2018

Orlando International Airport

The passenger numbers for 2018 have been counted and once again Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the busiest airport in the state of Florida with a record 47.7 million annual passengers, up 6.9 percent over 2017.

“To help us reach this passenger milestone, during the past year, we actively engaged our airport stakeholders, the community and employees to better utilize our resources to meet the demands of our growing traveling public,” says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “It is this continued spirit of cooperation that has set Orlando International apart from other airports in customer service, technology and destinations offered.”

MCO surpassed 150 non-stop domestic and international destinations in 2018, which contributed greatly to the airport’s increased airline activity, seat availability and passenger traffic numbers.

2018 Year-end Statistical Data:

  • International traffic climbed 11.64 percent to a new record of 6.6 million for the year
  • Domestic traffic was up 6.2 percent to 41,095,987 passengers for 2018
  • Combined, overall traffic hit a record 47.7 million annual passengers with an average increase of 7 percent in 2018

December 2018 Statistical Data:

  • International traffic increased 18.6 percent with 621,687 total passengers
  • Domestic passenger volume jumped 6.83 percent with 3,694,208 passengers for the month
  • Combined, overall traffic was up 8.38 percent in December with 4,315,895 passengers

Basic MCO information:
Ranked by J.D. Power “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Mega Airports” in 2017 & 2018. With more than 47.7 million annual passengers, MCO is the busiest airport in Florida and 11th busiest in the U.S. MCO has 21,000 badged employees and generates more than $31 billion in revenue for the regional economy. Orlando International Airport strives to value and delight its customers through an airport-wide design concept known as The Orlando Experience®.





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