Orlando International Wins Routes Americas Award For Air Service Development

Pictured are: Juliana Pena, GOAA Assistant VP Air Service Development, Vicki Jaramillo, GOAA Chief Development Officer Marketing, Routes representative and Darren L’Appanna, GOAA Manager of Air Service Development

ORLANDO – At its just completed annual meeting in Bogota, Colombia, Routes Americas presented Orlando International Airport (MCO) with the top award for airports with over 20 million annual passengers.

MCO triumphed in air service development following a year when traffic rose to over 58 million passengers and capacity surged by 15% to almost 69 million available seats. Notable successes included the launch of Avianca’s Orlando-Quito service, which helped the airport to increase its route map to 50 international destinations.

“This prestigious recognition by Routes Americas, a global organization that sets the benchmarks for air service development, is a strong testament to our work here at Orlando International Airport,” said Kevin J. Thibault, CEO of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, which operates Orlando International Airport. “We are inspired by this award and will continue to push boundaries through innovative technology, partnerships, and services to enhance our operations and the customer journey.”

The annual Routes meeting is also an opportunity to gain exclusive insight into where people fly and why and provides an opportunity to discuss new market opportunities with the people who decide where the region’s aircraft will be deployed for the next year.