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

Company Orlando International Airport
Date 27.09.2022

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 system.

Preparations continue to intensify both inside and outside the terminal at Orlando International Airport as Hurricane Ian currently makes it way towards the west coast of Florida. Click here for the latest updates.

After decades of planning and nearly five years of construction, at 3:12 p.m. on 21st September, vision became reality at Orlando International Airport (MCO) as an Aer Lingus flight from Manchester, England helped open Terminal C to the public. The $2.8 billion project features 15 additional gates to increase MCO passenger capacity by 25 percent or 10-12 million annual passengers.

“This day has been a long time coming but we’re finally here. Terminal C is open and what a benefit it is to the community,” says Kevin Thibault, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “This state-of-the-art terminal is leading the way to a truly intermodal future for all of Central Florida, where passengers will be able to take a plane, a train or an automobile from one location. Today, the vision has become reality.”

The airlines servicing Terminal C include, Aer Lingus, Azul, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Emirates, GOL,Icelandair, Lufthansa, Norse and the anchor airline is JetBlue.

Terminal C facts:

  • It is estimated the ten Terminal C airlines annual economic impact to Central Florida to be over $5.6 Billion dollars
  • 15 gates capable of accommodating up to 20 aircraft
  • State of the art RFID (radio frequency identification) tags on all baggage
  • Early bag storage
  • Bags first international arrival area
  • Automated TSA screening lanes
  • More than 1000 video display screens provide directional and flight information
  • 33 retail and food and beverage concepts including local and national brands
  • Designed for certification as one of the first LEEDv4 airport campuses

The following link provides video of the flight arrival at MCO. No attribution is necessary for news outlets.


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