Labor Day travel kicks off at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, Fla. — More than 300,000 passengers are predicted to fly out of Orlando International Airport over the holiday weekend.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging people unvaccinated against COVID-19 not to travel.

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Orlando International Airport officials said travel projections are looking really good.

“I think it’s still strong,” said Tom Draper. “I think that folks are still traveling and I think that everybody is being safe and cautious.”

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The number of passengers through OIA could beat what the airport saw in 2019 by 7%.

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On Friday morning, things were going smoothly at the airport and most people experienced low wait times.