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August Traffic Brings Orlando International To 49.9 Million Annual Passengers

August Traffic Brings Orlando International To 49.9 Million Annual Passengers

“As the busiest airport in Florida we continue to track and closely monitor our growing passenger totals,” says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “Not only is each monthly increase a travel record for us, it also re-affirms the value and importance of having the facilities and staff to meet the needs of business and leisure travelers to our region.”

Orlando Airport Seeks Family Facial Recognition Tech To Speed Up Efficiency

Orlando Airport Seeks Family Facial Recognition Tech To Speed Up Efficiency

Being able to move guests at a much faster rate would make vacations smoother and help improve the Orlando experience. “We’ve been working with U.S. Customs & Border Protection on a facial recognition system for international arrivals,” Brown said during Orlando Business Journal’s Feb. 8 Making the Connection: Smart Cities, Smarter Transportation luncheon at the airport. “The next step is to install a camera that actually can take a family at one time and process them in the system.”

Orlando International Airport Remains Busiest Airport in Florida for 2018

Orlando International Airport Remains Busiest Airport in Florida for 2018

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. 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.

Orlando International Shatters the 47 Million Annual Passenger Mark

Orlando International Shatters the 47 Million Annual Passenger Mark

“This is a significant milestone in Orlando International Airport’s history because it shows the sustained strength of the Central Florida economy,” says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “With over 47 million annual passengers and growing, we must continue to plan and build for future growth, following the vision that was established more than three decades ago.”

Does It Seem Like There's More People In Orlando These Days?

Does It Seem Like There's More People In Orlando These Days?

“We are on track to have a record breaking summer at Orlando International Airport. Our passenger growth is reflective of the value placed on this community by our travelers,” says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “At our current pace we should surpass 47 million annual passengers by the end of summer.”

International Travel Just Got A Lot Easier Through Orlando International Airport

International Travel Just Got A Lot Easier Through Orlando International Airport

In a recent meeting, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) Board voted to position Orlando International Airport (MCO) as the first U.S. airport to fully deploy the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Biometric Entry and Exit Program. The system will be implemented at the 30 MCO gates having international departures and at CBP checkpoints located in the airport’s two Federal Inspection Stations.

Orlando International Airport Busiest in Florida with Record Passenger Traffic in 2017

Orlando International Airport Busiest in Florida with Record Passenger Traffic in 2017

“Orlando International is busier than we have ever been before, we are also now the busiest airport in the state of Florida. With our balanced increase in both domestic and international visitors, 2017 proved to be yet another record breaking year, reflecting the dynamic business activity of the region,” says Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

Orlando International Breaks the 44 Million Passenger Mark with Strong October Traffic

Orlando International Breaks the 44 Million Passenger Mark with Strong October Traffic

We knew this day was coming and we have been steadily preparing for it. Our current $3.5 billion Capital Improvement Program has us on the right track to grow as needed to meet the ever increasing demand,” says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

Christmas/New Year’s Travel Record Expected at Orlando International Airport

Christmas/New Year’s Travel Record Expected at Orlando International Airport

One week from today, Orlando International Airport (MCO) kicks off what is expected to be another record-breaking holiday travel season. For the 21-day Christmas / New Year’s travel period, MCO is anticipating nearly 3 million passengers, or a 7 percent increase over last year.