Orlando International Joins Nation With Record 4th Of July Travel Period

Press Release

Orlando, Fla. – The recent 4th of July holiday travel period was reported by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to be one of the busiest summer periods ever, and the high activity mirrors what Orlando International Airport (MCO) experienced during the same holiday.

Throughout the 9-day travel period, MCO broke its overall 4th of July passenger record with more than 707,000 estimated departures, and while it was not the busiest travel holiday ever for MCO (that distinction lies with Spring Break), 2024 ranked as the busiest 4th of July period in airport history.

In total, MCO saw approximately 1.5 million travelers.

Providing seamless and efficient connectivity through services is part of MCO’s Strategic Priority for Connection. With that in mind, and as the summer continues, passengers are encouraged to take advantage of various airport services to ensure a seamless passenger experience.

Suggested advice in our new “Kickoff to Takeoff” campaign covers several areas, including:

• Reserve Parking
• Early Arrival
• The MCO app
• MCO Reserve

Please find the video here: Kickoff to Takeoff.

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority is proud to operate Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), two of Florida’s premier air travel gateways. MCO is a world-class global connector, serving more than 57 million annual passengers across its three terminals, A, B and C. Connected to an Intermodal Terminal Facility that offers high-speed passenger rail service, Terminal C is an inventive structure that elevates the customer experience with 100% automated screening lanes at TSA checkpoints. ORL is conveniently located just miles from downtown Orlando and provides vital general aviation access to the heart of the region.