Memorial Day Traffic Continues Upward Trend at Orlando International Airport

Press Release

ORLANDO, FL. – If air travel is part of your plans for this upcoming Memorial Day holiday, be prepared to spend part of your time with nearly 800,000 other passengers at Orlando International Airport (MCO) during the six-day travel period. This represents an 11 percent increase over Memorial Day 2021 and is only 10,000 departures short of 2019 pre pandemic levels.

“Traditionally, Memorial Day has not been the busiest travel period at Orlando International, however, we are staffing up and are prepared for more passengers this year than usual,” says Kevin Thibault, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “If you are planning to travel, please give yourself plenty of extra time to navigate through the parking, check-in and security processes.”

Travel Tips:

  • Travelers should arrive inside the airport terminal at least two hours prior to flight departure time.
  • Parking at current terminals will be challenging, so parking in the new Terminal C garage is suggested.
  • Pack as lightly as possible.
  • Check your carry-on baggage for any weapons or firearms before entering the terminal.
  • Remove medications from checked baggage.
  • Screenshot your boarding pass to avoid the possibility of losing the paper pass.

Memorial Day Traffic Departure Comparisons:

2019 Actual 2021 Actual 2022 Estimated
Thursday, May 26 69,893 55,159 66,600
Friday, May 27 72,881 61,050 68,200
Saturday, May 28 68,647 59,691 67,900
Sunday, May 29 62,342 60,826 66,400
Monday, May 30 70,182 64,499 67,600
Tuesday, May 31 65,419 58,801 62,600