Passenger traffic at Orlando International Airport continues to stay busy, with 3.55 million passengers in May.
May traffic was up 8.81 percent year-over-year, including 3.08 million domestic passengers and 465,608 international passengers — a 7.9 percent and 15.25 percent increase, respectively. Year-to-date traffic is up 10.27 percent, with more than 17.9 million passengers coming to Orlando this year than the same period in 2015.
Most notable, the airport continues its 12-month rolling count of more than 40.5 million passengers traveling through the terminal. The airport said an increase in seating capacity from more flights and conventions like the American Association of Orthodontists and MegaCon helped boost the traffic.
An ongoing $1.3 billion-plus airport expansion includes building a new south terminal with 16 new gates for large and small commercial planes. The terminal is expected to start construction in in early 2017 and be completed by 2019. It is the first part of a multi-phase expansion that will add more gates as traffic patterns grow.