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Orlando International Airport shatters the 50 million passenger mark in 2022

The numbers are in and it's great news for Orlando International Airport, as the airport's CEO, Kevin Thibault, announced today, Friday, February 3, that for the second time in the airport’s history, the 50 million passenger mark has been shattered.

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Last year MCO recorded nearly 50.2 million travelers, a 24 percent increase over 2021.

With the COVID restrictions surrounding International travel lifted, International traffic increased a massive 184.20 percent with 5,543,168 total passengers..

Domestic passenger traffic increased too, withtraffic volume increasing 16.24 percent with 44,635,331 total travelers at MCO. Combined, overall traffic increased 24.35 percent with a total of 50,178,499 passengers at MCO.

“Orlando International Airport saw nearly 10 million more passengers in 2022 than the year before,” says Kevin Thibault, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “These numbers validate our strong belief that Terminal C was more than needed to meet projected demand. By continuing to build during the pandemic, we are now well positioned for the future growth and economic expansion of the Central Florida region.”

Orlando International Airport shatters the 50 million passenger mark in 2022

“We find ourselves at the cusp of great possibilities for the future,” said GOAA Chairman Carson Good. “This started with the opening of Terminal C and now we have an even brighter outlook for strong economic growth for our region and state.”

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Comparison of traffic numbers at MCO during the past 5 years:

2018 47,696,627

2019 50,613,072

2020 21,617,803

2021 40,351,068

2022 50,178,499


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