One of America’s busiest airport just broke a big record!
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Whether you’re traveling to Orlando for vacation or business, it seems the airport is always crowded! It is no secret that Orlando International Airport (also known as MCO) has only gotten busier over the past few years. This year it was named one of the 10 busiest airports in the United States.
And it makes total sense! With Disney World, Universal, Legoland, Sea World, and so many other theme parks and attractions, millions of people fly in and out of the airport every year.
With growing demand came an airport expansion. Terminal C recently opened at MCO boasting international gates as well as shopping and dining opportunities. It is definitely a bustling airport!
The busiest travel time at the Orlando International Airport (MCO) is now, Spring Break 2023. They are expecting 7.3 million travelers over 46 days!
Based on pre-spring break traffic numbers, MCO is prepared at any point from now through April 18 to set an all-time record for the number of passengers at Orlando International Airport during a 24-hour period.
Here are the predicted 10 busiest travel days this spring:
- Saturday, March 25: 172,929
- Saturday, March 18: 172,833
- Saturday, April 1: 172, 449
- Saturday, March 11: 171,959
- Saturday, April 8: 169,398
- Sunday, April 2: 165,683
- Sunday, March 19: 165,683
- Sunday, March 26: 165,049
- Sunday, March 26: 165,654
- Easter Sunday, April 9: 163,289
Take a look at some tips to help you easily navigate the airport during these busy days in this post.
New record broken
Orlando International Airport just shared via social media that they recently recorded their busiest day in history! On March 11, 2023 they welcoming 95,287 departing travelers. That is nearly 5,000 more than the previous record set in 2019. Do note that is based off departing travelers only, not total numbers as listed above.
They go on to welcome all of the airport employees and partners for smooth operations on this record setting day.
Were you at Orlando Airport on March 11? What about any of the other projected busy days listed above? Let us know in the comments below and share this post with a friend who is traveling to Orlando during spring break.