After decades of planning and nearly five years of construction, the vision became a reality at Orlando International Airport (MCO) when an Aer Lingus flight from Manchester, UK, helped open Terminal C to the public. The $2.8 billion project has 15 additional gates to increase MCO passenger capacity by 25 percent or 10-12 million passengers per year.
“We’ve been waiting for this day for a long time, but we’re finally here. Terminal C is open and what a boon to the community,” commented Kevin Thibault, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA). “This state-of-the-art terminal leading the way to a truly intermodal future for all of Central Florida where passengers will be able to take a plane, train or car from one place. Today (September 21, 2022) the vision became a reality.”
Airlines serving Terminal C include Aer Lingus, Azul, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Emirates, GOL, Icelandair, Lufthansa, Norse and the carrier airline JetBlue.
- Terminal C’s 10 airlines have an estimated annual economic impact on Central Florida of more than $5.6 billion
- 15 gates capable of receiving up to 20 aircraft
- Modern RFID (radio frequency identification) tags on all baggage
- Early bag storage
- Bags first international arrival area
- Automated ASP viewing lanes
- More than 1,000 video screens provide directional and flight information
- 33 retail and food and beverage concepts including local and national brands
- Targeted for certification as one of the first LEEDv4 airport campuses.
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