Orlando airport busier than anticipated for vacation vacation time

ORLANDO, Fla. – Though the holiday break journey season isn’t just about anything like it…

ORLANDO, Fla. – Though the holiday break journey season isn’t just about anything like it was before COVID-19 struck, officials at Orlando International Airport mentioned they’ve witnessed far more flights than envisioned in the latest weeks.

According to the Better Orlando Aviation Authority, OIA is starting off the new 12 months as the busiest airport in the region for departures.

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More than 60,000 travellers departed OIA on each Saturday and Sunday and for the 8-working day time period from Dec. 27, 2020 to Sunday, OIA experienced the most departing travellers in the country, a news release claimed.

Date 2019-20 precise selection of departures Day 2020-21 projected range of departures 2020-21 precise range of departures
Dec. 27, 2019 80,355 Dec. 27, 2020 44,571 51,876
Dec. 28, 2019 85,161 Dec. 28, 2020 41,540 43,092
Dec. 29, 2019 80,727 Dec. 29, 2020 36,910 38,715
Dec. 30, 2019 80,174 Dec. 30, 2020 36,426 47,478
Dec. 31, 2019 66,857 Dec. 31, 2020 26,007 38,456
Jan. 1, 2020 73,625 Jan. 1, 2021 28,385 42,063
Jan. 2, 2020 79,009 Jan. 2, 2021 42,643 60,680
Jan. 3, 2020 82,063 Jan. 3, 2021 44,971 60,855

The 21-working day holiday vacation period formally finishes on Thursday.

Officers stated travelers possible feel safe coming via OIA simply because of enhanced cleaning protocols and audio and visible reminders to social length and observe other Facilities for Disorder Management and Avoidance recommendations to cease the spread of the fatal respiratory sickness.

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