Fourth Of July Traffic Mirrors Record 2019 Numbers

Press Release

ORLANDO, FL. – When looking at the projected number of passengers coming to Orlando International Airport (MCO) for the 13-day Fourth of July travel period, it is very similar to the holiday numbers from 2019. In total, some 1.7 million passengers are expected to arrive and depart, which is only 34,000 short of the 2019 record.

“Near record traffic this Fourth of July is an early indicator that the summer of 2022 promises to be extremely busy at Orlando International,” says Kevin Thibault, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “A combination of new routes and new airlines will help fuel even more growth in the months to come.”

Breeze Airways with service to Charleston began Friday, while Avelo starts air service to Baltimore next week.

The busiest travel days during this period will be Saturday, July 2 and today, Saturday, June 25, when nearly 146,000 passengers will arrive and depart MCO each day.

Basic holiday travel tips:

  • Do not carry weapons into security.
  • Pack as lightly as possible.
  • Pack your patience. Remember, more than 1.7 million other travelers will be with you during the holiday travel period.
Fourth of July 2022 Holiday Projections
Friday, June 24 134,400
Saturday, June 25 145,800
Sunday, June 26 135,700
Monday, June 27 133,400
Tuesday, June 28 127,600
Wednesday, June 29 129,700
Thursday, June 30 132,200
Friday, July 1 135,200
Saturday, July 2 145,900
Sunday, July 3 134,100
Monday, July 4 130,800
Tuesday, July 5 128,900
Wednesday, July 6 130,000