Orlando International Airport expects busiest weekend of the year with holiday rush of travelers

ORLANDO, Fla. — The holiday travel season is here, as the Orlando International Airport begins to see heavy crowds ahead of Thanksgiving.


OIA said that Saturday is expected to be the busiest travel day of the holiday season.

Travelers like Jeremiah Davis are doing their best to speed through lines that continue to quickly pile up.

“I think my advantage is I have the ability to have clear TSA, and that kind of gets me through the lines faster,” he said.

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So far, OIA expects more than 160,000 passengers to come through Saturday.

The CEO of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Kevin Thibault, predicts that numbers will soar higher than last year.

“We’ll have more than 1.75 million passengers going through during this holiday season,” he said. “That is a 10% increase over 2021.”

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Airport officials advise those traveling to prepare for big crowds and to give themselves at least three hours ahead of a flight.

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