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Record summer shaping up for Orlando International Airport

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Posted at 7:12 AM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 07:12:38-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — More than 4.3 million passengers went through Orlando International Airport in May, launching what is shaping up to be a record-breaking summer for Florida's busiest airport.

Airport officials said Monday that passenger traffic at the airport increased 8% in May from the previous year.

The airport had 3.7 million domestic travelers and almost 615,000 international passengers in May. The number of international passengers increased by 15% from the previous year.

Airport officials in part credit the growth to an increase in the number of available seats on flights out of Orlando compared to last year.