The holidays are here and Orlando International Airport is about to usher in almost 2 million passengers during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Orlando International expects 1.74 million passengers to travel through the airport in the next two weeks. Saturday, November 25th is expected to be the busiest travel day with almost 150,000 passengers according to the airport’s estimates.

Roughly 45 million Americans are expected to hit the road over the Thanksgiving holiday between next Wednesday and Saturday.

“AAA and research firm IHS Markit base their forecast on recent and predicted growth in the economy, consumer spending, household wealth and other measures,” AAA said in a news release.

Orlando Sanford International Airport will benefit from Allegiant Airlines’ new nonstop service between Norfolk, Virginia, Milwaukee, and Newburgh, New York (70 miles north of NYC.)

A new parking garage has opened at Orlando International Airport which will alleviate congestion at the north terminal garages which regularly reach capacity.

The new garage includes airline check-in, a baggage check, and a new state of the art tram that will transport travelers to the main terminal building.

Airline officials are urging passengers to arrive 3 hours early due to increased crowds, extensive security and longer than normal check-in lines.

Source: Orlando Sentinel



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