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Holiday travel ramps up at Orlando International Airport

Orlando International Airport. Photo: Renata Sago.
Renata Sago
Orlando International Airport welcomed more than 84,700 passengers on Saturday.

Holiday travel at Orlando International Airport is expected to break records this year.

The airport is expected to break last year’s record of more than 2.6 million passengers served during the busy holiday season that includes Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's.

Those projections are based on recent traffic numbers at the airport.

On Saturday, more than 84,700 travelers were screened at TSA checkpoints in the airport.

MCO is the busiest airport in Florida, welcoming nearly 60 million passengers annually.

Travelers are encouraged to arrive at least three hours before their flight, and to look for alternate modes of transportation to the airport.

Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter at WMFE. You can hear her reporting on a daily basis on the station. She also fills-in as a host during the morning and afternoon drive times. Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and Vox. Danielle is originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan and is a graduate of both the University of Michigan and Northwestern University. In her free time, she enjoys playing her guitar, writing fiction, and cooking.
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