Milestone for Orlando International Airport

Authorities with Orlando International Airport say that, for the first time in its history, the airport is processing more than 44 million passengers on a rolling 12-month basis. 

According to a release from the airport authority, in October it surpassed the 44 million traveler mark with a 14.9 percent increase in passenger traffic for the month.

Officials say if the holiday projections are any indication, they are still on track for the numbers to rise even more.

Airport officials say both domestic and international traffic was up, registering double digit increases in each category for the month of October.

Those increases pushed traffic to 3.6 million for the month.

Airport officials said they knew the day was coming when they would see this kind of record traffic, and they had been preparing for it.

Part of that preparation included a $3.5 billion capital improvement program to ensure that the airport can continue to grow to meet the increasing demand.

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