Orlando Airport opens $2.8 billion Terminal C

Orlando International Airport’s (MCO) $2.8 billion Terminal C features 15 additional gates that will increase passenger capacity by 25% or 10-12 million annual passengers.

Orlando International Airport (MCO) has officially opened its $2.8 billion Terminal C, after nearly five years of construction. The 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, Chief Executive Officer 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.

Terminal C facts:

  • It is estimated the ten 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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