Orlando International Airport said that it expects about 90,000 passengers to pass through on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. That amount is about half the number from one year ago. Airport officials also add there are still flight restrictions for the European Union and parts of Brazil.
“As we approach Thanksgiving, we know this holiday will be different this year. But, listen to public health officials and follow their guidance,” Senator Scott said.
“Last year, people would start booking for Thanksgiving well in advance because it would be a heavy travel day. What we are looking at this year is people are waiting to see what’s happening in the destination,” MCO CEO Phil Brown said.
Florida reported 9,085 new coronavirus cases on Friday. The Centers for Disease Control issued guidelines that essentially ask Floridians to stay home.
As per the recently released reports on Sunday, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents screened 36,292 making it the busiest day since March 17.
According to Orlando International Airport, between October 10 and October 17, approximately 229,892 people were screened at security checkpoints. MCO was the fifth busiest airport in the country for departing passengers.
“As we begin to see traffic recover at Orlando International Airport, we remain committed to the health and safety of the traveling public,” said Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “Seeing our airport busy with increasing traffic we believe reflects a pent-up demand for travel across the country that we hope will continue through the upcoming holiday travel season.”
Records say the TSA screened 6.1 million passengers nationwide during the week of Oct. 12 through Oct. 18.
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