Orlando airport prepares for busy Memorial Day weekend

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Orlando International Airport is preparing for a busy Memorial Day weekend.


Nearly 800,000 passengers are expected to pass through the airport over the six-day travel period.

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority said this represents an 11% increase over Memorial Day 2021 and is only 10,000 departures short of 2019 pre-pandemic levels.

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“Traditionally, Memorial Day has not been the busiest travel period at Orlando International, however, we are staffing up and are prepared for more passengers this year than usual,” says Kevin Thibault, CEO of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “If you are planning to travel, please give yourself plenty of extra time to navigate through the parking, check-in and security processes.”

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If you are going to the airport, make sure to arrive at least two hours before your flight.

Officials said parking at current terminals will be challenging, so try to park at Terminal C.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.