Orlando International Airport on record-setting pace
August 7, 2015
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  • Orlando International Airport is on a record-setting pace for passenger counts, drawing almost 19.5 million travelers through June.

    That’s up almost 7.5 percent over the 36 million the airport brought in last year, according to Orlando International statistics released Friday.

    International passengers led the way and were up almost 14 percent over 2014, while domestic travelers increased by almost 5.5 percent.

    Orlando International board Chairman Frank Kruppenbacher said in a press release that the airport could eclipse 37 million passengers by year’s end, which would top the record of 36.5 million set in 2007, just before a major recession hit.

    Airlines have increased the number of seats they are flying into Orlando, airport officials said. In June, for example, there were 8.2 percent more seats available. Frontier Airlines led the way, the airport report said, by adding 34,000 seats to its flights.

    Orlando International is the second-busiest airport in Florida, trailing Miami International Airport.