Orlando International Airport Jumps to 7th Busiest Airport in United States

    Orlando International Airport (MCO) just announced that their year-end numbers were good enough to move them from 9th busiest airport in America to the 7th busiest airport in the United States. MCO remains the busiest airport in Florida.

    “With over 40 million annual passengers, we are pleased to remain the busiest airport in the state of Florida,” says Carson Good, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “When the pandemic first hit, many predicted it would take several years to recover. By continuing airport operations and construction of the South terminal, our board demonstrated confidence in Central Florida’s amazing resilience and 2021 turned out much better than anyone expected. I expect 2022 to be another year of growth for Orlando and the region.”

    MCO pointed to international traffic, including a direct route to London, Heathrow, and a new service to Hawaii as contributing factors to strong 2021 numbers.

    Here’s a list of the top 10 busiest airports in the United States:

    1. Atlanta
    2. Dallas-Fort Worth
    3. Denver
    4. Los Angeles
    5. Charlotte
    6. Orlando
    7. Las Vegas
    8. Phoenix
    9. Miami

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    1. Yet somehow it remains worse than any other airport on that list. Boarding areas are too small, there’s a complete and total lack of decent food options airside, and the TSA agents hate passengers more than any others this side of the Mississippi. I firmly believe it was specifically designed as a cold-turkey reintroduction to the real world following a Disney World vacation.

    2. MCO has a great TSA Pre experience. There is never a line, even during peak times.

      I think you forgot to add Chicago to this list.

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