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Orlando International Airport Comes So Close to Breaking 50 Million Passenger Record in 2022

With a strong start to the holiday travel season last November, Orlando International Airport (MCO) came ever so close to breaking the 50 million passenger barrier, AGAIN!

Orlando International Airport

Previously, MCO shattered the 50 million passenger mark before the pandemic and it was not predicted to fully rebound again until at least 2025, so to be in the position to be at the 50 million passenger threshold in 2022 is quite an achievement for the airport and Orlando tourism in general.

Passengers at MCO for the 12-month rolling total was up 29.82 percent to 49,703,780 passengers.

Orlando International Airport

“We have far exceeded anyone’s expectations for traffic growth at Orlando International Airport,” says Kevin Thibault, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “On a rolling 12-month basis, MCO welcomed 49.7 million passengers as of November. If you break that down even further, it is about two days-worth of traffic shy of 50 million.”

Orlando International Airport

For the month of November, MCO was bolstered once again by impressive international traffic figures, which actually climbed over 85 percent.

For the year, the international numbers are up by triple digits with a 225 percent increase over the same 12-month period in 2021 with 5,352,825 total international passengers.

Another impressive key factor which helped bolster passenger numbers is the fact that MCO recorded the third-lowest domestic air fares in the country from July through September for the top 50 U.S. airports.

As it stands, it looks more than likely that MCO will smash the 50 million passenger threshold in 2023!

Orlando International Airport


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