Orlando Airport Ranks Among the Worst for Flight Delays Worldwide

If you’re traveling through Orlando International Airport this summer, you may want to build some extra buffer time into your plans.

Orlando International Airport

Recently, airline passengers have been navigating a large number of flight delays and cancellations. Orlando International Airport (MCO) has been experiencing a particularly high amount of interruptions. In fact, it was recently ranked as the U.S. airport with the second-highest percentage of flights delayed this summer.

According to the most recent FlightAware data compiled by CNN, the Orlando Airport has continued to have a high percentage of flight delays. The data shows that Orlando International Airport ranks tenth on the list of airports worldwide with the highest percentage of flights delayed this summer.

Orlando International Airport

According to FlightAware, 33.4% of all flights from the Orlando Airport have been delayed this summer, a slight increase from last week’s number of 33%. The most recent data includes flights from May 26th to July 19th.


The Orlando Airport was the only U.S. airport to rank among the top ten for delays worldwide. Here’s the full list:

1. Toronto Pearson International Airport (Canada): 52.5%
2. Frankfurt Airport (Germany): 45.4%
3. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (France): 43.2%
4. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Netherlands): 41.5%
5. London Gatwick Airport (United Kingdom): 41.1%
6. Heathrow Airport (United Kingdom): 40.5%
7. Munich Airport (Germany): 40.4%
8. Athens International Airport (Greece): 37.9%
9. Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (Australia): 34.2%
10. Orlando International Airport (United States): 33.4%
Crowds at Orlando International Airport

If you are flying through Orlando International Airport this summer, keep in mind the increased possibility of a delay and try to build in buffer time for your travel plans if possible.

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We’ll continue to keep an eye out for more news about summer travel that could impact your Disney plans, so stay tuned to AllEars for the latest updates.

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