Orlando Airport launches Terminal C

Posted: 23 September 2022 | | No comments yet

Orlando International Airport has launched the long-awaited, new Terminal C, a $2.8 billion project which features 15 additional gates to increase the airport’s passenger capacity by 25 per cent annually.

After decades of planning and nearly five years of construction, the vision became reality at Orlando International Airport (MCO) as an Aer Lingus flight from Manchester, UK, helped open Terminal C to the public. The $2.8 billion project features 15 additional gates to increase MCO passenger capacity by 25 per cent or 10-12 million annual passengers.

“This day has been a long time coming but we’re finally here. Terminal C is open and what a benefit it is to the community,” commented Kevin Thibault, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA). “This state-of-the-art terminal is leading the way to a truly intermodal future for all of Central Florida, where passengers will be able to take a plane, a train or an automobile from one location. Today (21 September 2022), the vision has become reality.”

The airlines servicing Terminal C include, Aer Lingus, Azul, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Emirates, GOL, Icelandair, Lufthansa, Norse and the anchor airline is JetBlue.

Terminal C factoids:

  • It is estimated the 10 Terminal C airlines annual economic impact to Central Florida to be over $5.6 billion
  • 15 gates capable of accommodating up to 20 aircraft
  • State of the art RFID (radio frequency identification) tags on all baggage
  • Early bag storage
  • Bags first international arrival area
  • Automated TSA screening lanes
  • More than 1000 video display screens provide directional and flight information
  • 33 retail and food and beverage concepts including local and national brands
  • Designed for certification as one of the first LEEDv4 airport campuses.
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