The Orlando International Airport continues to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Leading the surge in numbers is the return of international travelers. With international traffic up more than 329 percent so far this year, international visitation is on track to nearly double last year’s total.

“We are very encouraged by the dramatic increase in international visitors so far this year,” says Kevin Thibault, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “The addition of Terminal C, coming online in September, should further help us attract and process even more global travelers, who stay longer and further stimulate the local economy.”

In June, international service to MCO was enhanced by numerous service additions. Avianca resumed service to Cali, Colombia, Bahamasair resumed service to Freeport, Bahamas, Southwest started service to Aruba and Virgin Atlantic resumed service to Belfast, Northern Ireland.

June 2022 Statistical Data:

  • In June, domestic traffic climbed 2.13 percent with 3,743,634 total travelers at MCO.
  • International passenger volume increased 208.87 percent in June with a total of 482,826 international visitors.
  • Overall traffic was up 10.59 percent in June as compared to June of last year with a combined total of 4,226,460 travelers.

Mid-Year 2022 Statistical Data:

  • Domestic traffic is up nearly 28 percent with 22,189,517 travelers at MCO.
  • International visitation soared 329 percent as 2,390,272 passengers arrived and departed MCO between January and June of this year.
  • Combined, overall traffic is up more than 37 percent for the first six months of 2022 at Orlando International with 24,579,789 travelers.