Orlando International Airport

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Orlando International Airport

Orlando International Airport is a major public airport located six miles (10 km) southeast of Downtown Orlando, Florida, United States.

The airport serves as a hub for Silver Airways and a focus city for Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, and Spirit Airlines. Southwest is the airport’s largest carrier by passengers carried. The airport is also a major international gateway for the mid-Florida region, with over 850 daily flights on 44 airlines. The airport also serves 135 domestic and international destinations. At 11,609 acres (4,698 ha), MCO is one of the largest commercial airports in terms of land area in the US. In addition, the airport is home to a maintenance base for United Airlines.

The airport code MCO stands for the airport’s former name, McCoy Air Force Base, a Strategic Air Command (SAC) installation, that was closed in 1975 as part of a general military drawdown following the end of the Vietnam War.

In terms of commercial airline service, the Greater Orlando area is also served by Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), and more indirectly by Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB), Tampa International Airport (TPA), and St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport (PIE).

Airport News

Orlando International Airport provides accessibility support to 29million passengers

To provide accessible information online to over 29million passengers every year, Orlando International Airport now provides an inclusive experience on the MCO website. Passengers with disabilities spend over 17.3 billion dollars a year on travel and …

Orlando International Airport Highlights Careers in Aviation for Women

Experienced women excel in all facets of the aviation industry at Orlando International Airport (MCO). That professional expertise has been translated into valuable career guidance for Girls in Aviation Day 2020. Presented by Women in …

Orlando International Sees Busiest Week for Departing Passengers Since March

Orlando International Airport’s (MCO) Transportation Security Administration agents screened approximately 36,292 people at security check points Sunday, making it the busiest day at the airport since March 17. Sunday’s record kept Orlando International the busiest airport …

Orlando International Airport Becomes First Emergency Management Accredited Airport

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, the agency that oversees Orlando International Airport, has become the first-ever airport operation to earn full accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). “Receiving this certification speaks volumes to the …


Orlando International Airport
1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd
United States
FL 32827
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