Florida airports expected to set records during holidays – The Associated Press – en Español

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The vacation journey season this 12 months is anticipated to rival the busiest seasons earlier than the pandemic at Florida’s two most bustling airports, which can see hundreds of thousands of vacationers passing by means of them, officers mentioned.
Orlando Worldwide Airport, the state’s busiest airport and the seventh busiest airport within the U.S. final 12 months, is anticipated to host 2.9 million passengers throughout a interval that began in mid-December and extends by means of the primary few days of the brand new 12 months. That might mark a 17% improve over the identical interval final 12 months when 2.5 million vacationers handed by means of the airport.
Miami Worldwide Airport is anticipated to host 2.5 million passengers for a vacation journey interval that lasts from Dec. 21 by means of Jan. 6, which is Three Kings’ Day, the ultimate Christmas celebration noticed by many Christians in Latin America and Spain. That might mark a 1.5% improve over the record-breaking vacation journey season final 12 months.
The busiest journey day on the Orlando airport is anticipated to be the day after New Yr’s Day, with an estimated 162,000 vacationers arriving at and departing the airport.
On the Miami airport, the busiest journey days are anticipated to be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week, the Friday earlier than New Yr’s Day and the Thursday and Friday after New Yr’s Day. On these days, an estimated 157,000 vacationers are anticipated to go by means of the airport every day, airport officers mentioned.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Worldwide Airport was anticipating virtually 1.6 million passengers over two weeks beginning Wednesday. If that estimate holds, it will likely be 13% busier than final 12 months’s journey quantity however in need of the pre-pandemic 1.8 million passengers who traveled throughout the identical interval in 2019.
Throughout the vacation season, AAA anticipated 6.3 million Floridians to journey 50 miles or extra from dwelling, with the majority of vacationers getting round by automobile. About 5.8 million Floridians have been planning to hit the highway by automobile, a 3% improve over final 12 months, based on AAA.
Florida’s ports additionally have been anticipated to be filled with vacationers from vacation cruises.
Port Canaveral on Florida’s House Coast is expected to interrupt one-day cruise information on Christmas Eve and New Yr’s Eve this 12 months. Round 52,000 passengers are anticipated to get on or off 5 cruise ships on Christmas Eve, and 57,000 passengers are anticipated from six cruise ships on New Yr’s Eve.



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