ORLANDO, FL. – As the nation’s most visited destination, the Orlando area is preparing for an active Memorial Day weekend as more than 1.1 million travelers will move through Orlando International Airport (MCO) during the 7-day travel period, or about 16 percent more passengers than the year before.
For many, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer travel season. Early indications, including growing demand and an increase in airline service and seat capacity, point to a busy summer for MCO, the global gateway to Central Florida.
In anticipation of increased demand for parking during Memorial Day, MCO is planning to open the West Park Place parking lot in support of all other airport garages and lots. West Park Place, located on Tradeport Drive, will open 3,100 additional spaces.
Drivers are encouraged to check www.orlandoairports.net or our social media channels for the latest parking information.
Memorial Day 2023 Travel Projections:
|Travel Days||Arrivals and Departures||Increase over 2022|
|Thursday, May 25||161,842||18%|
|Friday, May 26||167,152||16%|
|Saturday, May 27||169,659||15%|
|Sunday, May 28||162,025||17%|
|Monday, May 29||164,719||17%|
|Tuesday, May 30||149,320||12%|
|Wednesday, May 31||151,783||15%|
Quick Summer Travel Tips:
- If you lose your driver’s license, other forms of ID can be accepted including: military, tribal, passports and trusted traveler.
- Wear slip on shoes and socks are recommended.
- Leave your jewelry on during screening.
- Remember, anything electronic larger than a cell phone must be placed in its own bin for screening.