Orlando International Airport

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Orlando International Airport
Mco-6jan1999.jpg
January 6, 1999
IATA: MCOICAO: KMCOFAA LID: MCO
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA)
Serves Orlando, Florida, USA
Location Orlando, Florida, USA
Hub for AirTran Airways
Elevation AMSL 96 ft / 29 m
Coordinates 28°25′46″N 081°18′32″W / 28.42944°N 81.30889°W / 28.42944; -81.30889Coordinates: 28°25′46″N 081°18′32″W / 28.42944°N 81.30889°W / 28.42944; -81.30889
Website http://www.orlandoairports.net
Maps
FAA airport diagram
MCO is located in Florida
MCO
Location within Florida
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17L/35R 9,000 2,743 Concrete
17R/35L 10,000 3,048 Concrete
18L/36R 12,005 3,659 Asphalt/Concrete
18R/36L 12,004 3,659 Concrete
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 44 13 Concrete
Statistics (2006/2007)
Aircraft operations 391,745 (2,006)
Passengers 34,877,899 (2,010)
Source: Aircraft operations: Federal Aviation Administration[1]
Passengers: Airports Council International[2]

Orlando International Airport (IATA: MCOICAO: KMCOFAA LID: MCO)[3] is a major international airport in Orlando, Florida. It is the second busiest airport in Florida. Miami International Airport is the busiest.[4] It is the 13th busiest airport in the United States and the 29th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic.[5]

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.[6]

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[change | edit source]

The following airlines serve Orlando International Airport[7]:

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

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