Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the global gateway to the most visited destination in the country. To better serve the needs of the diverse Central Florida community and the demands of projected passenger growth, MCO is about to open an entirely new terminal.
Terminal C, located at 10200 Jeff Fuqua Blvd. South, added 15 gates capable of handling domestic or international operations, and accommodating up to 20 aircraft. All gates are also equipped with facial recognition technology for an easier and more secure boarding process. Aer Lingus, Azul, British Airways, Caribbean, Emirates, Gol, Icelandair, JetBlue, Lufthansa and Norse will operate out of the new terminal.
Terminal C is also adjacent to MCO’s integrated rail-air-ground transportation hub with Brightline inter-city rail service to south Florida commencing 2023.
Terminal C provides an exceptional passenger experience including a combination of local flavors and national brands, engaging shopping experiences and experiential media displays.
Included in the 80,000 sq. ft. of concessions space, Local flavors are provided by several Central Florida brands including, Barnie’s Coffee & Tea Co., Provisions by Cask & Larder, Cucina & Co., Orlando Brewing Bar & Bites, Wine Bar George, Olde Hearth Bread Co., Sunshine Diner by Chef Art Smith, Orange County Brewers, Raw Juce, and Cask & Larder Public House.
For travelers looking to disconnect from it all before boarding their flight, the Plaza Premium Lounge will be the ultimate go-to-spot. The lounge, managed by one of the leading global independent lounge operators, features a dedicated area for families, a restaurant and bar, and quiet spaces for business travelers.
Passengers arriving on international flights into Terminal C will also experience some enhancements. After exiting the aircraft, passengers will enter the terminal on the top floor, surrounded by space, natural lighting and expansive views across the airfield. The terminal is also a U.S. Custom and Border Protection “Bags First” facility, in which passengers arriving from an international destination will claim their baggage before proceeding to passport control, where biometric technology will confirm identity and documentation, improving efficiency, safety and convenience during the arrivals process.
Innovative technological and customer convenience features in Terminal C include:
- Radio Frequency Identification Technology (RFID) Tote Baggage Handling System for efficient tracking and expedited checked baggage delivery
- Early Bag Storage robotic system with 1,800 bag capacity – MCO is the only airport in the world to deploy the full system
- TSA security screening lanes featuring an automated bin return system
- Virtual Ramp Control system for airline aircraft operations
- Large-scale interactive digital media displays will provide immersive, high definition visual experiences (see Credits)
- Designed as the first LEEDv4 airport campus in the world