Orlando International Airport Terminal C Open For Business

After decades of planning and nearly five years of construction, at 3:12 p.m. today, vision became reality at Orlando International Airport (MCO) as an Aer Lingus flight from Manchester, England helped open Terminal C to the public. The $2.8 billion project features 15 additional gates to increase MCO passenger capacity by 25 percent or 10-12 million annual passengers.

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 ten Terminal C airlines annual economic impact to Central Florida to be over $5.6 Billion dollars
  • 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

The following link provides video of the flight arrival at MCO. No attribution is necessary for news outlets.

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