ORLANDO, FL. – The Thanksgiving holiday travel season officially kicks off the yearend holiday travel period and if Thanksgiving is any indication, it’s going to be a very busy holiday season at Orlando International Airport.
Predictions based on airline seat reservations show a 9.4 percent jump over last year.
Over the 12-day holiday travel period from Thursday, November 17th and ending November 28th, some 1.4 million passengers are expected at Orlando International Airport.
|Thanksgiving 2016 Holiday Travel Numbers:|
|Busiest days in order:||Saturday, November 26||133,905|
|Saturday, November 19||132,871|
|Sunday, November 27||125,847|
|Friday, November 18||123,851|
|Monday, November 28||122,539|
|Sunday, November 20||120,315|
|Wednesday, November 23||117,384|
|Thursday, November 17||116,728|
|Monday, November 21||116,112|
|Tuesday, November 22||114,098|
|Friday, November 25||108,132|
|Least busy day:||Thursday, November 24||95,029|
Record growth combined with construction throughout the terminal will require travelers to arrive inside the terminal building for processing at least two hours in advance for domestic and three hours in advance for international travel. Travelers are advised to allow extra time when parking at the airport to locate a parking space. With the current volume of growth, parking garages may fill quickly.