Orlando International Airport Expects Big Uptick in Passengers During 2021 Spring Break and Easter Travel Season

It seems that air travelers are about to flock to Central Florida. According to a statement released by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Orlando International Airport (MCO) expects over 600,000 more spring break travelers year-over-year. The numbers reported compare passengers between February 28 and April 13. This figure represents a 45% increase from 2020’s spring break and Easter crowd.

Phil Brown, CEO of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, attributes the increase to a number of factors.

The combination of additional flights in our market, the expanded distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and the undeniable lure of Central Florida as a getaway destination portends for robust air travel as we approach this year’s Spring Break. It is a much-welcomed improvement over this time last year when we were at the depths of the pandemic.

Phil Brown

The “much-welcomed improvement” is an understatement. During the 2020 spring break travel season, MCO saw 1.8 million fewer passengers than in 2019. This year’s rebound amounts to the recovery of about 1/3 of the passengers lost during last spring break.

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Ccm
Ccm
6 months ago

We’re heading down from Nashville on Friday for our spring break!

Alice
Alice
6 months ago

Coming from Colorado on Sunday, hope the storm doesn’t dampen our spirits! Though I just messed up Thursday scheduled park! Ugh!

Prince Naveen
Prince Naveen
6 months ago

1/3 of the passengers lost during last spring break hardly sounds like a “recovery.” Most people still aren’t flying/travelling, partly due to the ridiculous self-quarantine mandates in many states, but also due to the fear set by the main stream media and corrupt politicians.

Wake up
Wake up
6 months ago

Traveling for leisure during pandemic makes you morally questionable and guarantees you are privileged and callous to real world.