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Airline woes could impact Orlando

Leah Zanolla | Posted: Jun 8, 2008 | Updated: Oct 19, 2014 - 9:25:27 AM
With airline's cutting back on flights due to increased fuel costs, Rich Greenfield, an analyst for the Pali Capital Research investment firm is speculating that it may impact travel to Orlando.

According to Greenfield's report, an estimated 8.4 percent of the seats on flights to Orlando will be cut beginning this October.

With domestic flights accounting for the arrival 35 percent of Disney's visitors, it is felt that the airlines woes will carryover and result in a drop in attendance and resort stays.

To date, Disney has reported robust numbers despite current economic conditions based in part to an increase of international visitors taking advantage of the weakened dollar.

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