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Orlando International Airport’s Terminal C opens for business


After decades of planning and nearly five years of construction, on Tuesday afternoon, the vision became reality at Orlando International Airport (MCO) as an Aer Lingus flight from Manchester in the UK helped open Terminal C to the public.

The $2.8 billion project features 15 additional gates to increase MCO passenger capacity by 25% 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,” says Kevin Thibault, CEO of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

“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, 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.

You can read more about the design of the new terminal at https://airport-world.com/welcome-to-the-future/

Fun facts

• It is estimated that the ten Terminal C airlines’ annual economic impact to Central Florida will be over $5.6 billion
• It has 15 gates capable of accommodating up to 20 aircraft
• State-of the-art RFID (radio frequency identification) tags will be used on all baggage

• The terminal boasts more than 1m000 video display screens provide directional and flight information
• Terminal C has 33 retail and food and beverage concepts including local and national brands
• It is designed for certification as one of the first LEEDv4 airport campuses

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