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Orlando International Airport

Coordinates: 28°25′46″N 81°18′32″W / 28.42944°N 81.30889°W / 28.42944; -81.30889
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Orlando International Airport
January 6, 1999
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorGreater Orlando Aviation Authority
ServesOrlando, Florida, U.S.
LocationOrlando, Florida, U.S.
Opened1981 (1981)
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL96 ft / 29 m
Coordinates28°25′46″N 81°18′32″W / 28.42944°N 81.30889°W / 28.42944; -81.30889
FAA airport diagram
FAA airport diagram
MCO is located in Florida
Location of airport in Florida / United States
MCO is located in the United States
MCO (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17L/35R 9,001 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
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 44 13 Concrete
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft operations330,708[1]
Airfreight (tonne)199,598[1]

Orlando International Airport (IATA: MCO, ICAO: KMCO, FAA LID: MCO)[5] is a major international airport in Orlando, Florida. It is the second busiest airport in Florida. Miami International Airport is the busiest.[6] It is the 13th busiest airport in the United States and the 29th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic.[7]

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.[8]

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]

Countries served by flights to and from Orlando (MCO) including seasonal and future destinations.

Passenger[change | change source]

Aer Lingus Dublin
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Air Canada Montréal–Trudeau, Ottawa, Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Halifax, Vancouver
Air Transat Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Halifax, Moncton, Québec City
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles (begins April 25, 2018),[9] Portland (OR), San Diego, San Francisco (begins April 25, 2018),[9] Seattle/Tacoma
American Airlines Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York–JFK, New York–LaGuardia, Philadelphia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Washington–National
Avianca Bogotá
Azul Brazilian Airlines Belo Horizonte-Confins,[10] Campinas, Recife
Bahamasair Nassau
Seasonal: Freeport
British Airways London–Gatwick
Caribbean Airlines Port of Spain
Seasonal: Kingston–Norman Manley
Copa Airlines Panama City
Delta Air Lines Amsterdam (begins March 30, 2018),[11] Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York–JFK, New York–LaGuardia, Raleigh/Durham, Salt Lake City, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Seattle/Tacoma
Seasonal: Birmingham (AL), Cancún, Cleveland, Columbus–Glenn, Grand Rapids, Hartford, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Louisville, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Washington–National
Edelweiss Air Zürich
Emirates Dubai–International
Eurowings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf
Frontier Airlines Atlanta, Buffalo, Cancún, Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Columbus–Glenn, Denver, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Long Island/Islip, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Providence, Raleigh/Durham, St. Louis, San Juan, Trenton, Washington–Dulles
Seasonal: Austin, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, Des Moines, Knoxville, Madison, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Omaha, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Pittsburgh, San Antonio (begins April 8, 2018), San Diego, San Francisco, Tulsa (begins April 8, 2018)
Gol Airlines Brasília (begins November 4, 2018),[12] Fortaleza (begins November 4, 2018)[12]
Icelandair Seasonal: Reykjavík–Keflavík
JetBlue Airways Aguadilla, Albany, Atlanta (begins March 8, 2018),[13] Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Bogotá, Buffalo, Cancún, Hartford, Havana, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Montego Bay, Nassau, New York–JFK, New York–LaGuardia, Newark, Newburgh, Ponce, Port-au-Prince, Providence, Richmond, Salt Lake City, San José de Costa Rica, San Juan, Santo Domingo–Las Américas, Syracuse, Washington–National, White Plains, Worcester
LATAM Fortaleza (begins July 5, 2018),[14] Lima, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, São Paulo–Guarulhos
Seasonal: Santiago de Chile
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Norwegian Air Shuttle London–Gatwick, Oslo–Gardermoen
Seasonal: Copenhagen, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Silver Airways Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Key West, Pensacola, Tallahassee
Seasonal: Marsh Harbour, North Eleuthera
Southwest Airlines Albany, Aruba (ends March 7, 2018),[15] Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham (AL), Buffalo, Chicago–Midway, Columbus–Glenn, Dallas–Love, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Grand Rapids, Hartford, Houston–Hobby, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Long Island/Islip, Louisville, Manchester (NH), Memphis, Milwaukee, Montego Bay, Nashville, Newark, New Orleans, Norfolk, Oakland (begins July 15, 2018),[16] Philadelphia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Pittsburgh, Providence, Raleigh/Durham, Rochester (NY), Sacramento (begins May 6, 2018),[17] San Antonio, San Diego, San Juan, San José (CA) (begins May 6, 2018),[18] St. Louis, Washington–Dulles, Washington–National
Seasonal: Albuquerque, Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Flint (ends April 7, 2018),[19] Minneapolis/St. Paul, Oklahoma City, Omaha (resumes June 7, 2018),[16] Portland (ME), Tulsa (begins June 9, 2018)[16]
Spirit Airlines Akron/Canton, Atlanta, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago–O'Hare, Cleveland, Columbus–Glenn (begins February 15, 2018),[20] Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Hartford, Houston–Intercontinental, Kansas City, Las Vegas (begins April 12, 2018),[21] Latrobe/Pittsburgh, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Orleans, Newark, Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Plattsburgh (NY), Richmond (begins March 15, 2018),[22] San Juan
Sun Country Airlines Minneapolis/St. Paul
Sunrise Airways Port-au-Prince
Sunwing Airlines Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Halifax, Moncton, Winnipeg
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham (UK), Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Stansted, Manchester (UK)
United Airlines Chicago–O'Hare, Cleveland, Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco, Washington–Dulles
Virgin America Los Angeles, San Francisco (both ends April 24, 2018)[9]
Virgin Atlantic London–Gatwick, Manchester (UK)
Seasonal: Belfast–International, Glasgow
Volaris Guadalajara, Mexico City
WestJet Calgary, Halifax, St. John's, Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Edmonton, Hamilton (ON), London (ON), Moncton, Montréal–Trudeau, Ottawa, Regina, Vancouver, Winnipeg

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

Cargo[change | change source]

DHL Aviation Cincinnati, Miami
FedEx Express Indianapolis, Memphis, Newark
FedEx Feeder Tallahassee
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.

However, as of January 1st, 2022, Disney World has announced the discontinuation of the Magical Express service, leaving guests without this transportation option. Families planning to visit the theme park will now need to seek alternative transportation services, such as private car service, to reach the most magical place on Earth.[23]

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]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 ht"Data" (PDF). orlandoairports.net. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-02-07. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  2. FAA Airport Master Record for MCO (Form 5010 PDF), effective March 15, 2007
  3. "ACI passenger figures in 2007". Airports Council International. August 1, 2011. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved November 21, 2011.
  4. "Traffic Statistics". Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. January 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  5. "Great Circle Mapper: MCO / KMCO – Orlando, Florida". Karl L. Swartz. Retrieved November 21, 2011.
  6. "Orlando International Airport slips to 13th nationally, 26th worldwide – Tourism Central Florida – Orlando Sentinel". Blogs.orlandosentinel.com. Archived from the original on 2011-11-16. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
  7. "Airports Council International". Airports.org. 2011-10-18. Archived from the original on 2011-08-12. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
  8. "Southwest Airlines is MCO's largest carrier [in terms of passenger traffic]". Archived from the original on 15 October 2007.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "Virgin America Flights Become Alaska Next April". flightglobal. October 5, 2017.
  10. UBM (UK) Ltd. "Azul resumes Belo Horizonte – Orlando from Dec 2017".
  11. Liu, Jim (August 5, 2017). "Delta files Orlando – Amsterdam schedule in S18". Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "GOL resumes US service from Nov 2018 with 737 MAX 8". Routes Online. January 2018. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  13. "JetBlue Adds Three Routes From Atlanta - Airways Magazine". Airways Magazine. August 17, 2017. Archived from the original on August 17, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  14. "Latam anuncia Fortaleza-Orlando e Salvador-Miami; confira". www.panrotas.com.br. 12 December 2017. Archived from the original on 13 December 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  15. Mutzabaugh, Ben. "Southwest schedule update: What routes are being added, dropped?". USA Today.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 "Southwest Launches New Flights to Cancun in 2018 Schedule". Questex. November 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  17. "Southwest will add flights from Sacramento to these five new cities" – via Sacramento Bee.
  18. "Southwest Airlines Expands Service in Silicon Valley" (PDF). SJC. August 28, 2017. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  19. "Southwest Airlines pulls plug on flights from Flint". 2 November 2017. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  20. "Spirit Airlines plans Columbus OH launch from Feb 2018". Routes Online. November 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  21. "Spirit Airlines schedules additional new routes in S18" (Web). Airline Route. November 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  22. "Spirit Airlines plans Richmond launch in Mar 2018". Routes Online. November 2017. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  23. Zee, Aan. "Orlando Transportation Services | Private Car Service and Limo Service". Orlando Superior Transportation.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

Other websites[change | change source]