4th of July Passenger Traffic Booms at Orlando International Airport

Press Release

ORLANDO, FL. – Reminiscent of the summer of 2019, this 4th of July, 13-day holiday travel period promises to bring back memories of what it was like to travel prior to the pandemic at Florida’s busiest airport, Orlando International (MCO). Predictions call for more than three times as many travelers this year over last year.

4th of July Travel Data:

  • The difference in total passengers, comparing 2019 to 2021, will be approximately 250,000 or about 14% fewer.
  • As the airport returns to 2019 traffic levels, travelers need to return to pre-pandemic behavior including arriving early, preparing for lines in the terminal and anticipating possible roadway and parking congestion.
  • There are a total of 13 recorded holiday travel days starting June 25th lasting through July 7th
  • In 2020 there were a total of about 500,000 passengers, this year MCO is expecting more than 1.5 million.
  • The busiest travel day for the 4th of July time frame will be Saturday, July 3rd with more than 134,000 expected arrivals and departures.

Total Arrival and Departure 2021 Projected Holiday Traffic Figures & 2020 Comparisons:


2021 Estimates 2020 Actuals
Friday, June 25th 118,119 39,035
Saturday, June 26th 130,787 38,124
Sunday, June 27th 120,608 36,837
Monday, June 28th 114,847 39,018
Tuesday, June 29th 106,142 33,237
Wednesday, June 30th 106,666 35,045
Thursday, July 1st 119,246 41,777
Friday, July 2nd 120,280 44,538
Saturday, July 3rd 134,414 34,469
Sunday, July 4th 116,622 35,162
Monday, July 5th 118,643 47,064
Tuesday, July 6th 110,341 41,461
Wednesday, July 7th 111,422 38,478

The information herein is provided as of the dates specified. Due to the outbreak and continuation of COVID-19 subsequent to the date of such information, the information contained herein may differ materially from the current operational and financial data.