Record 2 Million People Expected to Travel Through Orlando International Airport for Thanksgiving
By Fox 35 // November 17, 2023
MCO - second-worst airport in U.S. for delays and cancelations
ABOVE VIDEO: A record 2 million people are expected to travel through Orlando International Airport this Thanksgiving holiday – and a new report is shedding some light on what that means for passengers.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – A record 2 million people are expected to travel through Orlando International Airport this Thanksgiving holiday – and a new report is shedding some light on what that means for passengers.
A report from aGamble.com said MCO is the second-worst airport in the U.S. when it comes to delays and cancelations. Coming in at No. 1 is Chicago Midway International Airport.
The gambling website said the Orlando airport sees most of its issues arise during the Thanksgiving holiday period, which is from Nov. 18-29. MCO has a delay and cancelation rate of 27.1% during this period – and that number jumps up to 50% between December and New Year’s Day, the report said.
“Despite year-round favorable flying conditions and proximity to one of the world’s largest theme park destinations, Orlando International Airport experiences more departure issues than any other U.S. airport across the Thanksgiving holiday period, during which a full 27.1% of flights were either delayed or canceled,” aGamble.com said in its report. “Cancellations represent the lion’s share of this figure – in 2022, the airport dropped 1,369 flights around turkey day. Throughout the entire holiday season (Thanksgiving through New Year’s), 42% of flights were delayed or canceled at Orlando International. And post-Thanksgiving, an incredible 50% of flights were delayed or dropped from December through New Year’s.”
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