Thanksgiving Passenger Traffic, New Automated People Mover Complex and Parking Garage “C”

Press Release

New Automated People Mover Complex (APM) and “C” Parking garage set to open
New Automated People Mover Complex (APM) and “C” Parking garage set to open

ORLANDO, FL. – Today officially kicks off the start of the holiday travel season at Orlando International Airport (MCO). Over the next 14 days, during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, more than 1.74 million passengers are expected to move through MCO. That is an increase of 9 percent over last year at this time.

“If the current passenger projections hold true, Orlando International Airport will be extremely busy this Thanksgiving holiday travel season,” says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “To help ease some of the congestion from this growth, we will be opening our new Automated People Mover (APM) complex and “C” parking garage just in time for holiday travelers.”

The new “C” garage and APM, featuring remote check-in and remote baggage check, will open to the public starting tomorrow morning, Friday, November 17th at 12:01 a.m. The complex is south of the main terminal building, so if you’re approaching the airport from the north follow the signs past the terminal to the “C” garage. As an added incentive to utilize the new facilities, the cost to park in the “C” garage will be $15 per day compared to the $17 per day charge in the “A”, “B” and terminal top parking garages.

Thanksgiving 2017 Holiday Statistical Data:

Busiest Days Estimated Totals:

1 Saturday, Nov 25 142,500 8 Wednesday, Nov 22 124,900
2 Saturday, Nov 18 136,400 9 Monday, Nov 20 124,000
3 Sunday, Nov 26 131,300 10 Tuesday, Nov 21 121,100
4 Friday, Nov 17 129,300 11 Friday, Nov 24 118,800
5 Thursday, Nov 16 127,900 12 Tuesday, Nov 28 116,300
6 Monday, Nov 27 127,700 13 Wednesday, Nov 29 115,800
7 Sunday, Nov 19 127,300 14 Thursday, Nov 23 98,000

Basic MCO information:
With more than 43 million annual passengers, MCO is the second busiest airport in Florida and 13th busiest in the U.S. The airport is centrally located and within a two hour drive for 60 percent of the state’s residents. MCO has more than 18,000 employees and generates in excess of $31 billion in revenue for the regional economy. Orlando International Airport strives to value and delight its customers through an airport-wide design concept known as The Orlando Experience®.