The largest expansion project undertaken in Orlando International Airport (MCO) history is nearly 90 percent complete and set to open later this year. The new terminal will encompass 300 acres and add 15 gates capable of accommodating up to 20 aircraft, including narrow body, jumbo and super-jumbo jets. The three-level South Terminal C will accommodate travel for an additional 10-12 million annual passengers.

MCO consistently ranks among the nation’s best airports for customer service. The new South Terminal C is designed to reinforce this reputation. Encompassing over 2.5 million square feet, the new terminal will debut the next generation of The Orlando Experience®: a seamless, low-touch environment with an exciting combination of concession offerings, immersive media displays and an unparalleled sense of arrival.

The space includes an Early Bag Storage robotic system and a state-of-the-art Radio Frequency Identification Technology (RFID) tote system that tracks luggage in real-time and is faster than conventional baggage conveyor systems. Incoming passengers will enjoy top-floor arrivals with streamlined luggage collection on the same level.

In addition to the unique architecture and aesthetics, travelers will enjoy an easier, more efficient screening process with 100% automated lanes for international departures and arrivals. When it comes

to the passenger experience, the South Terminal includes interactive video displays in the ticket halls, concession hub and gate areas that will provide high definition visual experiences. The project is being designed and built to be the first LEED®v4 airport campus and will provide passengers with access to several indoor spaces that promote sustainability.

“The combination of sophisticated design and innovation truly puts people first in a world-class facility that will deliver “The Orlando Experience®” and more the minute they set foot inside,” said Carolyn Fennell, Senior Director of Public Affairs and Community Relations of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “Orlando International Airport, the main gateway to Florida and one of the country’s most popular leisure destinations, is preparing for the future of travel with this impressive construction endeavor.”