Hundreds of thousands of passengers expected to pass through OIA during Thanksgiving weekend

ORLANDO, Fla. — More than 100,000 people are expected to pass through Orlando International Airport Thursday as they crisscross the country for Thanksgiving.


Airport officials expect to see the same amount of people as of 2019. Despite this, lines have barely had a wait time and travelers couldn’t be happier.

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Saturday is projected to be the busiest travel day of the stretch with nearly 155,000 people. That’s triple what we saw the Saturday after Thanksgiving last year.

On Thursday, OIA expects just under 102,000 passengers.

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Travelers are asked to arrive at least two hours early this year, even if you’re flying domestic.

If flying international or to Puerto Rico, travelers are asked to bring a negative COVID-19 test with them.

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Adam Poulisse,

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.