According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Orlando International Airport (MCO) was the busiest airport in the nation on Saturday, February 26 for departures with over 78,287 passengers, according to the Transportation Security Administration.  Sunday, February 27 was also the 4th busiest with more than 74,772 departures, making the weekend the busiest at MCO in the COVID-19 era.

On the same days in 2021 MCO saw only 40,577 and 44,642 passengers. That’s an 80 percent increase over last year. It is still, however, short of the all-time record number of passengers which was registered on March 16, 2019, when 90,804 travelers were screened at the TSA checkpoints.