Orlando International Airport Anticipates Record-Setting Fourth of July Travel

Press Release

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.