ORLANDO, FL. – Tomorrow the United States of America celebrates its 242nd birthday and 1.4 million travelers are using the 11-day 4th of July holiday period to exercise their freedom of travel by using Florida’s busiest airport, Orlando International. That represents a 6.2 percent increase over last year. As a result of the growth, passengers are advised to arrive early and consider parking in the new “C” garage for easier access to the main terminal.
“Orlando is the number one travel destination in the nation this holiday and we are ready to accommodate the record crowds,” says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “One way we go above and beyond for our passengers at this time of year is with our annual Liberty Weekend celebration, with a unique Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra concert and patriotic music for our guests and employees.”
This year’s concert, held on Saturday, June 30th, featured the theme “God Bless the U.S.A.” and was performed in front of a standing room only crowd of local residents and passengers, under the stars in the Hyatt Hotel atrium.
4th of July 11-Day Travel Projections:
|1)||Sunday, July 1||145,000||7)||Thursday, July 5||129,500|
|2)||Sunday, July 8||143,000||8)||Thursday, June 28||129,200|
|3)||Saturday, June 30||141,200||9)||Friday, July 6||127,700|
|4)||Friday, June 29||132,400||10)||Tuesday, July 3||116,000|
|5)||Monday, July 2||131,000||11)||Wednesday, July 4||114,500|
|6)||Saturday, July 7||130,900|
Basic MCO information:
Ranked by J.D. Power “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Mega Airports” in 2017. With 45 million annual passengers, MCO is the busiest airport in Florida and 11th busiest in the U.S. MCO has 21,000 badged employees and generates $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®.