Orlando Sanford International Airport is a public airport in Sanford, Florida, near Orlando. It is owned and operated by the Sanford Airport Authority.
SFB is located 18 miles northeast of Orlando, off Route 46. It covers an area of 3,000 acres (1,214 ha).
Airport Stats & Facts
- Due to flight training, Orlando Sanford airport is consistently in the top 30 busiest airports in the world in terms of total flight operations.
- SFB caters primarily to vacationers arriving on British charters (Orlando Sanford Airport is managed by British company TBI plc) and by low-cost Allegiant Airline.
Airport Traveling Tips
- To make the journey hassle-free, passengers are recommended to arrive at least 2 hours before the domestic flight departure and 3 hours prior to international flight departure.
- Make sure to carry an identification for the security check process and pack according to the rules.
- Before heading to the airport for a flight, please refer to the SFB Airport Map here.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- Passengers can be picked up and dropped off outside the terminal building.
- However, drives must make sure not to stop for too long and never leave the vehicles unattended.
- For arriving flights: At arrivals, you can find updated information about the status of the flight, arrival time, terminal and gate number, aircraft type, etc.
- For departing flights: Departures offer you all the information regarding departure time, gate number, terminal information, etc.
- Book your flight now at SFB here, and get the best deals.
Orlando Sanford Airport has two terminals - Terminal A and Terminal B.
International Terminal A
The International Terminal of the Orlando Sanford International Airport features facilities such as duty-free shopping, restaurants, observation deck, postal services, information counters, currency exchange, and telephone facilities.
Domestic Terminal B
The Domestic Terminal of the Orlando Sanford International Airport features facilities such as ATMs, retail shops, ticketing counters, baggage claim, and a restaurant.
To see the terminal locations and for more information, please refer to the SFB Terminal Map here.
Four airlines are served at Orlando Sanford Airport - Surinam Airways, Allegiant Air, TUI Airways, and Wamos Air.
Orlando Sanford Airport has various parking options. Passengers can choose according to their requirements and convenience.
Garage Parking is one of the most convenient parking spaces at SFB Airport.
If you’re at the airport for a short period, the Hourly Lot can be a great option to park in.
Free for first 15 minutes
Planning a long vacation and want to use the parking for a few days, Long-Term Parking has you covered.
Whether you’re looking for public transportation or want to rent a car, there are a lot of ground transportation options for visitors after arriving at Orlando Sanford Airport.
The designated pick-up zone for rideshares, taxis, and pre-arranged shuttles is directly across the street from Terminal B Baggage Claim.
Travelers can connect with one of the on-site rental car companies to find the right deal. Some of the well-known car rental providers include Alamo, Budget, Avis, and more.
Passengers can enjoy a tour or get somewhere fast by scheduling ahead of time with a nearby shuttle service.
Amenities & Services
To have a good time at the airport, Sanford Airport provides plenty of amenities and services including:
- Store, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
- Shoeshine stations, and massage bars.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
Address: 1200 Red Cleveland Blvd, Sanford, FL 32773, USA
Phone: (407) 585 4000
Orlando Sanford Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- Sanford International Airport started life as Naval Air Station Sanford.
- In 1992, parts of the action film Passenger 57, starring Wesley Snipes, were filmed at the then-Orlando Sanford Regional Airport, where it represented a small airport in Louisiana.
- Through the 1980s and 1990s the oldest Navy buildings were demolished while those built in the 1950s and 1960s were renovated for civil use. New buildings and hangars were added.
- In 2010, Allegiant Air announced it was moving many flights to the larger and more centrally located Orlando International Airport in order to compete with AirTran Airways.
- In 2014, Thomas Cook Airlines moved their operations back to Orlando International Airport after almost a decade of serving Orlando Sanford.
- In March 2015, Monarch Airlines ceased operations, after entering administration, therefore resulting in the termination of their flights to Sanford.
- In April 2016, Interjet operated flights to Mexico City. It later switched operations to the main Orlando airport from May 2018.
- In 2017 Thomson Airways (now TUI Airways) began operating routes to UK airports. This is the largest international airline at the airport serving 8 destinations around the UK.
- In November 2019 TUI Airways announced that, from 2022, it would switch their Orlando operations, from Sanford, to Melbourne, including daily flights to/from 8 British airports.