Sanford, FL, May 16, 2016 – Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) and anna.aero announce SFB as the winner of two U.S. ANNIES Awards in 2015. One for Fastest Growing U.S. Airport for airports between 2 million and 5 million passengers and one for the Airport with the Most New Routes. Helped by 12 new routes the Airport enjoyed a 13.5% passenger growth in 2015 to complete a third consecutive year of record passenger traffic with 2,480,122.
Orlando Sanford now offers nonstop service to over 70 markets worldwide. The Airport’s top carrier, Allegiant Air, accounted for 89% of the passenger traffic in 2015. New airline services from National Airlines and Surinam Airways also helped the Airport achieve its record numbers.
With additional growth planned in 2016 from Allegiant, Jetairfly and Thomson Airways as well as a full year of operations from National Airlines the Airport is on pace for a fourth consecutive year of passenger growth. And new airline service was inaugurated in April 2016 on Interjet with nonstop flights between SFB and Mexico City, Mexico. Service is initially operating four days per week.
“Receipt of these two Annies Awards is a cherished commodity, bringing both significant industry recognition and validation of the Orlando Sanford International Airport’s continued growth in air service development,” said Diane Crews, President and CEO of Orlando Sanford International Airport.
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