Sanford, Fla., March 29, 2001 Orlando Sanford International Airport serviced a total of 60,864 passengers in February, made up of 21,918 domestic travelers and 38,946 international. Total passenger traffic was up 25%, with domestic up 77% and international up 7%, over February 2000. Total operations were up nearly 6% for the same period. The Airport also processed 601 tons of cargo during the month. Pan American Airways carried more than 16,000 passengers in February their largest total since the airlines inception in October 1999. Pan Ams increases were aided by their new flights to Allentown, PA and Worcester, MA.
The United States Department of Transportation just released their International Analysis for the 12 months ending March 2000. In the report Orlando Sanford was ranked 16th in the Nation for nonstop passenger volume and operations to/from Europe. Orlando Sanford International Airport also ranked #1 in the United States with the highest load factor (percentage of filled seats) on flights to/from Europe.
Orlando Sanford International Airport is located near the Orlando attractions and is also very convenient to Daytona Beach. Adjacent to the airport are the business communities of Lake Mary and Heathrow, part of Floridas High Tech Corridor. Airlines and their passengers enjoy free parking, new domestic terminal facilities, short walking distances, and low operating costs.