ORLANDO, FL. – More than 1.5 million travelers are estimated to pass through Florida’s busiest airport during the Fourth of July travel period, the 11-day travel period between June 28 and July 8.
The estimated total, which includes anticipated arrivals and departures, would be a 4.2 percent increase over the same holiday travel period in 2018.
"With Orlando being named the top Fourth of July travel destination by AAA, we are preparing for an influx in travelers at Orlando International Airport," said Phillip Brown, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority's Chief Executive Officer. "When you combine Orlando's summertime popularity with a holiday falling near a weekend, we ask members of the traveling public to pack their patience as they navigate through our world-class facility."
Projected Busiest Days / Passenger Totals:
|1||Saturday, June 29th||162,100|
|2||Saturday, July 6th||161,258|
|3||Sunday, July 7th||149,163|
|4||Friday, June 28th||148,108|
|5||Sunday, June 30th||146,967|
|6||Monday, July 8th||144,478|
|7||Monday, July 1st||141,606|
|8||Friday, July 5th||134,532|
|9||Tuesday, July 2nd||127,392|
|10||Wednesday, July 3rd||126,112|
|11||Thursday, July 4th||124,974|
Passengers departing from Orlando International Airport are encouraged to arrive two hours before their flight to ensure enough time to get through the check-in process and airport security screenings.
Basic MCO Information: With more than 48 million annual passengers, Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the busiest airport in Florida and 10th busiest in the U.S. MCO is currently engaged in a $4.2 billion Capital Improvement Program to increase capacity and enhance customer convenience.