90.7 WMFE and 89.5 WMFV are Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming and Classical Music. Part of the community since 1965, providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

MCO Busy With Fourth Of July Travelers

File Photo: Renata Sago.

We are in the midst of the busy Fourth of July travel season. Orlando International Airport projects passenger traffic to be up more than 5.5 percent over last year for a total of more than 1.5 million travelers over the holiday period. The busiest travel days are expected to be Saturday, July 1 and 8.

Airport Spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell advises getting to the airport early.

“Both parking and security checkpoints can be very busy, obviously the discussion is to pack light,” said Fennell. Other travel tips: call your credit card company in advance and let them know you’re traveling. When packing, roll your clothes instead of square folding them for more space. Also, keep a digital copy of your passport.

You may also want to pack your patience as construction is underway in the north terminal. Crews are making the ticket lobby area bigger to add more kiosks. Airport officials say they need to grow as the airport is accommodating 43 million passengers a year when it was designed for 24 million.

The Fourth of July travel period started June 27 and runs through July 9.

Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida news, updates on special programs and more.

Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” and you’ll be connected.

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

About Crystal Chavez

Crystal Chavez