Orlando International Airport

Orlando International Airport
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January 6, 1999
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Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorGreater Orlando Aviation Authority
ServesOrlando, Florida, U.S.
LocationOrlando, Florida, U.S.
Opened1981 (1981)
Hub for
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Elevation AMSL96 ft / 29 m
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Websitewww.orlandoairports.net
Maps
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Statistics (2017)
Aircraft operations330,708[1]
Passengers44,611,265[1]
Airfreight (tonne)199,598[1]

Orlando International Airport (Template:Comma separated entries)[5] is a major international airport in Orlando, Florida. It is the second busiest airport in Florida. Miami International Airport is the busiest.[6] It is the 13th busiest airport in the United States and the 29th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic.[7]

The airport serves as a hub for AirTran Airways and as a focus city for Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways. The airport is the home of AirTran's corporate headquarters but the airline has its main hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Southwest Airlines is the airport's largest carrier in terms of passengers traveled. SWA carried one-fifth of all passenger traffic at the airport in 2006.[8]

The airport code MCO stands for the airport's former name, McCoy Air Force Base. It was named for Colonel Michael Norman Wright McCoy, USAF. In the early 1960s, with the creation of commercial jet airline service to the Orlando area, the installation became a civil-military facility. After the Vietnam War, McCoy AFB was to be closed. All Air Force flight operations ended in early 1975. The airport was known as Orlando-McCoy Jetport until being renamed as Orlando International Airport.

The Greater Orlando area is also served by Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB). Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), Melbourne International Airport (MLB), and Tampa International Airport (TPA) are also near by.

Airlines and destinations

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Countries served by flights to and from Orlando (MCO) including seasonal and future destinations.

Passenger

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There is a Delta Air Lines Sky Club and a United Airlines United Club located in the airport.

Cargo

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Transportation

Disney's Magical Express

A complimentary motor coach transportation service to all twenty four Walt Disney World resort hotels. The motor coach service is operated by Mears Transportation and is available to Disney guests with resort reservations. An agreement with BAGS Incorporated also provides checked luggage pickup and delivery system for Disney guests utilizing the Disney's Magical Express service.

Cruiseline transportation

The airport serves as a major inbound gateway for cruise line passengers departing out of Port Canaveral on lines including Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Line, SunCruz Casinos, and Sterling Casinos, all operating motorcoach transportation to Port Canaveral, primarily with partnerships with Mears Transportation.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 ht"Data" (PDF). orlandoairports.net.
  2. FAA Airport Master Record for MCO (Form 5010 PDF), effective March 15, 2007
  3. "ACI passenger figures in 2007". Airports Council International. August 1, 2011. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved November 21, 2011.
  4. "Traffic Statistics". Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. January 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  5. "Great Circle Mapper: MCO / KMCO – Orlando, Florida". Karl L. Swartz. Retrieved November 21, 2011.
  6. "Orlando International Airport slips to 13th nationally, 26th worldwide – Tourism Central Florida – Orlando Sentinel". Blogs.orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
  7. "Airports Council International". Airports.org. 2011-10-18. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
  8. "Southwest Airlines is MCO's largest carrier [in terms of passenger traffic]". Archived from the original on 15 October 2007.

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