Back on track: Orlando International Airport nearly reached pre-pandemic number of travelers last week


The number of travelers this past Memorial Weekend showed a healthy sign in the post-pandemic travel scene in Orlando. - VIA MCO/ INSTAGRAM
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  • The number of travelers this past Memorial Weekend showed a healthy sign in the post-pandemic travel scene in Orlando.

As COVID-19 cases and deaths in Florida decrease, travelers to Orlando increase. And this past Memorial Day weekend, travel figures gave us a sign of recovery.

Orlando International airport of MCO reported 360,000 travelers in the week from May 27 to June 1, according to a statement from the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

Although those numbers represent a 12 percent decrease from the same six-day period in 2019, they also showcase a 500 percent increase in air traffic compared to the 55,000 travelers reported in the same week in 2020.
Phil Brown, CEO of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, said the expansion of routes and increased seat capacity have helped MCO get back on track.

Starting next week, transatlantic flights are making a comeback as the airline Lufthansa resumes operation from Germany.

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