Hot Summer Passenger Forecast for July 4th Arrives at Orlando International Airport

Press Release

ORLANDO, FL. – As the temperature rises outside, so does the number of passengers at Orlando International Airport (MCO), with the 4th of July holiday indicating an increase at MCO throughout the summer.

The 13-day, July 4th travel period is underway and early predictions are that MCO will see a 16 percent rise in passengers this year over last.

“We are projecting approximately 2 million passengers during the upcoming break,” says Kevin Thibault, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “With the expected increase in traffic, our teams are fully staffed and ready to assist passengers as needed. We also advise, due to the volume, that passengers allow themselves plenty of time when coming to the airport.”

During the holiday, all parking lots, including West Park Place on Tradeport Drive, will be available to accommodate passengers. Please check our website at for the latest information on parking availability. Drivers waiting on a passenger should use the South and North Cell Phone lots, which are free and have restrooms for convenience.