Orlando International Airport
Orlando International Airport
January 6, 1999
|Owner/Operator||Greater Orlando Aviation Authority|
|Serves||Orlando, Florida, U.S.|
|Location||Orlando, Florida, U.S.|
|Focus city for|
|Elevation AMSL||96 ft / 29 m|
FAA airport diagram
Orlando International Airport (IATA: MCO, ICAO: KMCO, FAA LID: MCO) is a major international airport in Orlando, Florida. It is the second busiest airport in Florida. Miami International Airport is the busiest. It is the 13th busiest airport in the United States and the 29th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic.
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.
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[change | change source]
Passenger[change | change source]
Cargo[change | change source]
|DHL Aviation||Cincinnati, Miami|
|FedEx Express||Indianapolis, Memphis, Newark|
|UPS Airlines||Columbia, Fort Lauderdale, Louisville, Newark, Ontario (CA)|
Transportation[change | change source]
Disney's Magical Express[change | change source]
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[change | change source]
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[change | change source]
- ht"Data" (PDF). orlandoairports.net.
- FAA Airport Master Record for MCO ( PDF), effective March 15, 2007
- "ACI passenger figures in 2007". Airports Council International. August 1, 2011. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved November 21, 2011.
- "Traffic Statistics". Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. January 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
- "Great Circle Mapper: MCO / KMCO – Orlando, Florida". Karl L. Swartz. Retrieved November 21, 2011.
- "Orlando International Airport slips to 13th nationally, 26th worldwide – Tourism Central Florida – Orlando Sentinel". Blogs.orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
- "Airports Council International". Airports.org. 2011-10-18. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
- "Southwest Airlines is MCO's largest carrier [in terms of passenger traffic]". Archived from the original on 15 October 2007.
- "Virgin America Flights Become Alaska Next April". flightglobal. October 5, 2017.
- UBM (UK) Ltd. "Azul resumes Belo Horizonte – Orlando from Dec 2017".
- Liu, Jim (August 5, 2017). "Delta files Orlando – Amsterdam schedule in S18". Retrieved August 5, 2017.
- "GOL resumes US service from Nov 2018 with 737 MAX 8". Routes Online. January 2018. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
- "JetBlue Adds Three Routes From Atlanta - Airways Magazine". Airways Magazine. August 17, 2017.
- "Latam anuncia Fortaleza-Orlando e Salvador-Miami; confira". www.panrotas.com.br.
- Mutzabaugh, Ben. "Southwest schedule update: What routes are being added, dropped?". USA Today.
- "Southwest Launches New Flights to Cancun in 2018 Schedule". Questex. November 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
- "Southwest will add flights from Sacramento to these five new cities" – via Sacramento Bee.
- "Southwest Airlines Expands Service in Silicon Valley" (PDF). SJC. August 28, 2017. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
- "Southwest Airlines pulls plug on flights from Flint". Retrieved November 2, 2017.
- "Spirit Airlines plans Columbus OH launch from Feb 2018". Routes Online. November 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
- "Spirit Airlines schedules additional new routes in S18" (Web). Airline Route. November 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
- "Spirit Airlines plans Richmond launch in Mar 2018". Routes Online. November 2017. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Orlando International Airport.|
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide about: Orlando International Airport|
- Official website
- (PDF), effective 15 December 2011
- Resources for this airport: