Orlando MCO Airport Overview

Orlando International Airport MCO serves the Florida County of Orange and the City of Orlando.  Operated by Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, it is one of the world's busiest airports and gateway to Disney World, Universal Studios, Epcot Center, Kennedy Space Center, as well as to numerous convention-ready hotels. 

MCO Airport is about nine miles southeast of dowtown Orlando (central Florida), located at the junction of SR 436 (Semoran Blvd.) and SR 528 (the Bee Line/Beach Line Expressway), and is accessible by Interstate Hwy 4.

With four long runways and an estimated 35 million annual passengers, Orlando International Airport is hub to AirTran Airways and is served by countless domestic and international, regular & low-cost airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.

CLEAR lanes is now available to members, getting you through security quickly.
  - Self-service kiosk technology at MCO now partially automates the inspection process for arriving foreign citizens (and soon also U.S. citizens) -  speeding up the international arrivals process.
  - SITA's QueueAnalyzer provides real-time view of TSA east & west checkpoints' waiting time - via display screens, website & mobile applications.
  - Frontier,
a low-cost airline serving Orlando Airport with nonstop flights to major US airports, is adding a total of 42 smaller US airports.  For more information, open: https://www.flyfrontier.com/news/posts/2016/january/frontier-airlines-adds-42-new-routes-throughout-united-states/

The on-Airport 443-room Hyatt Regency Hotel (tel. 407-825-1234), , is located on top the Main Terminal and offers covention & meeting rooms, an AAA-rated restaurant and 446 rooms.

Orlando International Airport has currently one passenger terminal connected to four airside satellites.

Present and future Airport developments:  In March 2016 approval was obtained for the new $1.8B, South Terminal Complex (STC) with associated apron or taxiway, covering 300 acres.  - phase 1 is to start early 2017 with land- & airside buildings, airfield, ground transport & a centralized 6-level garage & utility works. STC is to be operational by 2019, while the entire project, covering a 2.7M sq.foot area, will be spread over a 25-year period. Phase I of the terminal provides for 13 international gates and a Federal Inspection Station to process 2,000 passengers per hour. Phase II adds 11 intermodal gates, increasing international processing to 3,000 per hour.  Once fully completed, the South Terminal will have twice the size of the North Terminal, acommodating over 40M passengers a year, and bring up total Airport capacity to 70M ppy. 
Under the Capital Improvement Plan, major Airport improvements will be ongoing until 2019 and beyond- with the aim of maintaining current facilities and modifying & expanding current infrastructure to a capacity of 45M passengers annually. 
By 2017/18 - a new 13.8 mile elevated Maglev rail system  will be in place between Orlando Airport  & Orlando city, with stops at Florida Mall, Orange County Convention Center, & possibly SunRail station.
By 2017/18 The'All Aboard Florida' train service between Miami & West Palm Beach is to be completed 2017, when the final stretch to Orlando will begin. The Orlando station will be part of the Intermodal Transport Center, adjacent to Orlando International Airport.

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MCO Delays: 15 mins or less.


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