06/14/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/14/2021 11:23
ORLANDO, FL. - In April, Orlando International Airport (MCO) cracked the 3 million total passenger mark for the second month in a row with over 3.2 million travelers. That is a 2,000 percent increase over April of 2020.
'Aviation is returning to the skies and our traffic is headed in the right direction,' says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. 'April provided us with a much needed sense of stability, indicating that our current rate of growth is sustainable.'
Contributing to the growth, the Easter holiday travel period, which saw some of the strongest numbers since the start of the pandemic. More than 207,000 passengers were screened for Easter 2021 travel as compared to 12,000 last year.
April Statistical Data:
Strong domestic demand in recent months is hopefully a precursor of the anticipated recovery in international markets. International passenger numbers should start to gradually improve with the limited resumption of Lufthansa's transatlantic flights between Orlando and Germany along with new international service from Viva Air to Colombia.
Latest Passenger Traffic Update: This past weekend, June 11-13, was a record setter at MCO. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday the TSA screened more passengers at Orlando International than prior to the pandemic.
|Friday, June 11, 2021- 61,305||2020- 12,223||2019- 60,221|
|Saturday, June 12, 2021- 67,228||2020- 14,649||2019- 62,843|
|Sunday, June 13, 2021- 65,874||2020- 15,131||2019- 64,326|
The information herein is provided as of the dates specified. Due to the outbreak and continuation of COVID-19 subsequent to the date of such information, the information contained herein may differ materially from the current operational and financial data.