Orlando, FL (AHN) - Passenger traffic was down at Orlando International Airport by nearly 13 percent in September, the third straight month of travel slump at the Central Florida airport.
Fewer than 2.1 million travelers arrived at or departed from OIA in September, which was a drop of 380,000 from the same month last year and double the 6.3 percent year-over-year decline in August.
Most of that drop was in domestic travel, which was down 15 percent from last year. International travelers actually rose 19 percent, although that didn't represent much traffic with only 161,000 travelers.
Increased international travel was aided by the start, or increase, in service by international carriers. They included Lufthansa, AeroMexico and Copa airlines.
More drops in traffic are expected, the economy is partially to blame, but overall capacity at OIA has also shrunk. Capacity was down by 14 percent for September and October and is expected to be down by 12 percent in November and December.