Thanksgiving travel at OIA this year could surpass pre-pandemic levels, officials say

ORLANDO, Fla. — Last-minute travelers are looking to get out of town to make it to their Thanksgiving destination on time, and things have been busy at Orlando International Airport.


There have been a handful of cancellations and delays but not many.

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The expected of travelers is 2.5% less than in 2019, which was a record-breaking Thanksgiving at Orlando International Airport.

Airports officials said it’s possible, with the crowds they’re seeing, we could actually surpass the projections.

READ: OIA could see record number of passengers this Thanksgiving travel season

Airport officials said airline staffing issues have contributed to the delays and cancellations in recent months won’t be a problem over the holiday weekend.

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