Orlando International Airport Exceeding Holiday Forecasts

Press Release

ORLANDO, FL.— The 12-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period is underway and Orlando International Airport (MCO) is already exceeding expectations. Passenger traffic was predicted to be 10 percent higher than last year and on par with 2019 pre-pandemic numbers. As of four days into the travel period, MCO is on record pace with approximately 14.5 percent more passengers than in 2021, making Orlando International one of the busiest airports in the country this holiday season.

Traffic Stats 4 Days into Travel Period


2021— 546,600


2022— 625,400


Increase of 78,800 passengers or approximately 14.5%

Pre-travel period estimates for busiest travel days:
Saturday, November 26th 165,100 7. Tuesday, November 22nd 147,900
Saturday, November 19th 161,400 8. Friday, November 18th 147,200
Sunday, November 27th 158,500 9. Monday, November 21st 143,300
Monday, November 28th 150,900 10. Friday, November 25th 138,100
Wednesday, November 23rd 150,600 11. Tuesday, November 29th 134,000
Sunday, November 20th 150,300 12. Thursday, November 24th 110,500

Please continue to:

  • Pack your patience.
  • Arrive inside the terminal at MCO at least 3 hours prior to your flight.
  • Check the MCO website at orlandoairports.net, the App or social media pages for the latest parking information.