Sanford, Fla., May 30 As spring break winds down and summer heats up, Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) continues to post impressive passenger increases for the month of April. Total passenger numbers for the year are 25% higher than the same period last year. Domestic passenger activity continues to drive this strong performance due in large part to Pan American Airways new scheduled service. Increases are expected to continue as Pan Am adds an additional flight to the St. Louis area, in August, building their service at Sanford to four non-stop destinations daily.
Orlando Sanford International Airport is currently classified as a small hub airport handling approximately one million passengers annually. The airport remains on schedule with the $25 Million Terminal Expansion project that will provide carriers with a two-level terminal and seven additional jetbridges. Completion of the first wide-body gate position is expected June 2000, with total project completion expected November 2000.