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Old August 1st, 2006, 03:34 PM   #1
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SFB/MCO | Orlando Area Airports

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Orlando International Airport (IATA: MCO, ICAO: KMCO, FAA LID: MCO)[5] is an international airport six miles southeast of Orlando, Florida, United States. The airport is the 2nd busiest in the state of Florida, as over 40.2 million passengers were handled at the airport as of 2015. This makes it the 14th busiest airport in the U.S. by total passenger traffic.

The airport serves as a hub for Silver Airways, as well as a focus city for Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and Southwest Airlines. Southwest Airlines is the airport's largest carrier by passengers carried. The airport also is a major international gateway for the mid Florida region, with flights by foreign air carriers.

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), Melbourne International Airport (MLB), and Tampa International Airport (TPA).

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Old August 1st, 2006, 03:49 PM   #2
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This has aways been my favourite US airport. Nice airy feel to it.
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Old August 9th, 2011, 12:45 AM   #3
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(MCO) Orlando International Airport

Worlds largest airliner, A-380, visits Orlando International Airport
source: Orlando Sentinel

The worlds largest airliner, an A-380, made an unscheduled visit to Orlando International Airport Sunday afternoon, only the second time the big plane set down here since being approved in 2007.

The Lufthansa Airline plane with 524 people on board from Frankfurt, Germany, was diverted from Miami International Airport to Orlando because of bad weather in South Florida.

The so-called super-jumbo jet is a double-decker, four-engine aircraft manufactured by Airbus, capable of carrying more than 800 passengers in some configurations. At 238 feet long with a wingspan of 268 feet, the plane is neither the longest nor the broadest; but its interior size of more than 5,100 square feet of floor space is far bigger than its competitors, the Boeing-747, the Russian Antonov-225.

This is the second landing at Orlando for the aircraft following an airport compatibility test in 2007 prior to the plane going into service.
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Old August 9th, 2011, 12:48 AM   #4
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(MCO) Orlando International Airport

Orlando airport traffic up 4% at midyear
source: Orlando Sentinel

Orlando International Airport reported a nearly 4 percent increase in traffic for the first six months of the year.

Domestic traffic for the first six months totaled 16,522,708 passengers, a 3.81 percent increase, while international traffic increased 5.06 percent to 1,689,679 passengers.

Meanwhile, for the month of June, airport traffic was up 1.79 percent with 2,991,236 passengers

Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Executive Director Phil Brown credited the upticks to increased service to destinations including France, Guatemala and Panama.

"At this current level of growth, we hope to achieve another record-breaking year for international traffic at Orlando International Airport," Brown said.
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Old August 9th, 2011, 12:51 AM   #5
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Frontier Airlines adds seasonal nonstop flights to Orlando
source: Orlando Sentinel

Frontier Airlines has announced new, seasonal nonstop service from two Midwest cities to Orlando starting in mid-December.

The Denver-based airline plans to fly from Des Moines, Iowa, and from Madison, Wis., to Orlando International Airport two days a week.

The routes will use Embraer 190 regional jets, which can hold 99 passengers. The service will run through mid-April.

Frontier also announced plans Monday to reinstate seasonal flights from Omaha, Neb., to Orlando. Those flights will start as Saturday-only service in October but expand to five times a week in December.

Frontier was the 14th-busiest carrier at Orlando International Airport last year. It carried about 200,000 people, or less than 1 percent of all the giant airport's passengers.
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(MCO) Orlando International Airport

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Orlando International Airport is the busiest airport in Florida in terms of passenger traffic, with more than 35 million travelers per year, No. 13 in the nation and 23rd in the world. Located in south Orlando, the airport is served by more than 50 airlines.

It has four parallel runways, including two that stretch 12,000 feet and can accommodate the largest jets in the world. The Airfield can handle 140 takeoffs and landing per hour.

A 446-room Hyatt Regency Hotel is located inside the lobby, and features 50,000-square feet of meeting space for business travelers. Orlando International has 9,300 parking space in the terminal, and 10,700 satellite spaces.

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Old August 9th, 2011, 05:35 AM   #7
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MCO has a people mover that moves passengers between the four airsides and the main terminal.


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Old August 9th, 2011, 05:40 AM   #8
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Landing at MCO (the plane actually starts to land around 2:40 if you want to skip through the scenery)..

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Image of Hyatt Regency inside Orlando International's main terminal

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Smoewhile ago I saw a picture of the Orlando masterplan.. It had double the terminals they have noe, in the same shape but with more modern buildings.. Does anybody knows about this or does anybody has this picture for me.????????
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Old August 13th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #12
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Smoewhile ago I saw a picture of the Orlando masterplan.. It had double the terminals they have noe, in the same shape but with more modern buildings.. Does anybody knows about this or does anybody has this picture for me.????????
A fifth terminal, south terminal complex, has been proposed for awhile now. It won't be constructed until the present terminals reach maximum capacity. And they're even still seeing some renovation (airsides 1&3 were just recently under renovation).

Here are some renderings:
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INTERMODAL CENTER.

North Terminal Intermodal Center looking east:





North Terminal Intermodal Center looking west:



South Terminal/Intermodal Center looking east:





South Terminal/Intermodal Center looking north (original terminal in background):

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Old August 13th, 2011, 08:32 PM   #13
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Here is an overhead view of what MCO would look like w/ the new south terminal complex

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Here is an overhead view of what MCO would look like w/ the new south terminal complex

Thanks for these pictures, but it is not what I meant.. The new South Intermodal Center was to be the same as the North, but the terminals were in the same (spider) shape and more round and modern with alot of glass features.. That is what I now, it also could be a couple of years ago..
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Old August 15th, 2011, 02:14 AM   #15
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Well I haven't seen any renders that resemble that. Perhaps it's an older design, or others know about it.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 03:48 AM   #16
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40 flights canceled at Orlando International Airport
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More than 300 flights including 40 early this morning were canceled at Orlando International Airport during the past three days because of Hurricane Irene.

About 12,000 flights were canceled nationwide during the weekend as several airports in the Northeast were closed because of the storm, which slammed into the New York City area Sunday morning.

Anyone traveling from OIA today is urged to check with the airline before heading to the airport.

Even though the storm has been downgraded, flooding still is a big concern.

Flights to other parts of the country were unaffected and scheduled to depart.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 04:08 AM   #17
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(MCO) Orlando Intl Airport

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From main landside terminal...
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Old September 16th, 2011, 04:41 AM   #18
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Orlando International Airport traffic up in July
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A 6.8 percent increase in international traffic helped offset a 0.44 decrease in domestic traffic at Orlando International Airport in July.

Overall traffic at the airport increased to 3.27 million passengers in July, a 0.26 percent increase over the previous month.

"Numbers like these support our goal of attracting and establishing more international carriers and routes," said Phil Brown, executive director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. "Not only is it good business for the airport, it is good business for the community."
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Old July 30th, 2013, 04:26 AM   #19
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Any info on the Orlando-Sanford International airport on the north side of Orlando?
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The Orlando International Airport has started work on its $1.1bn expansion project,Close to 1,5 projects will be included in the development project which includes increasing baggage handling capacity, screening and additional ticketing areas. The project will also add more shuttles and build a new complex to connect visitors to area trains.
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