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

Greater Orlando Airport Authority Board Approves Terminal C Management Firm and New Firefighting Vehicles

For only the second time in its history, Orlando International Airport (MCO) recorded more than 50 million annual passengers in 2022. The dramatic growth over the past two years highlights the importance of continuing the …

"Salute to Aviator Bessie Coleman: An Orlando Legacy” is on display through February at Orlando International Airport

A visual history of daring aviatrix Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) is on display through February on the Third Level of the Main Terminal of Orlando International Airport, in honor of her accomplishments for Black History Month. The …

Orlando International Airport Debuts Innovative Visual Communication System to Delight and Engage Passengers at Terminal C

– – The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority and Synect launch branded, automated visual communications to engage and assist passengers in the first wave of operations at Terminal C. Orlando International Airport (MCO) launched its new 1.8 million-square-foot …

Orlando International Airport Terminal C Open For Business, Continues Preparations for Hurricane Ian

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) continues to monitor the development of Hurricane Ian and its potential impact on future airport operations. Currently there are no reported cancellations or delays directly attributed to the storm …

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Developing Next 10-Year Strategic Plan

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) is looking to the future as it begins the process of developing an updated Strategic Plan for the next decade. At a recent GOAA Board meeting, Chief Executive Officer …

A World-Class Design for Orlando International Airport’s New Terminal C

Orlando is among the world’s 10 busiest airports by passenger volume and the 1.8 million-square-foot Terminal C will be the largest terminal project—by size—to debut in the United States in recent years. Orlando International Airport (MCO) …

Aviation Authority Board Recognizes Near-Term Completion Of Terminal C at Orlando International Airport

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) Board received an update on the near-term construction completion of the Terminal C project at Orlando International Airport (MCO). The update included operational characteristics involving the aircraft fit at …

Orlando International Airport’s Terminal C Highlights Local Flavors, Small Business Owners

When it opens later this year, Terminal C at Orlando International Airport will highlight a combination of local flavors, national brands and shine a spotlight on engaging shopping experiences. “Our dynamic concessions program for the new …


Orlando International Airport
1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd
United States
FL 32827
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