About the Airports
OIA and OEA, which are public airports and part of the National Airspace System (NAS) are owned by the City of Orlando and operated by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA). GOAA consists of a seven member board. Five members are appointed by the governor of the State of Florida, one member is selected from the Orlando City Council and one member is selected from the Orange County Commission. The Authority provides direction to its executive director and staff which operate the day-to-day activities of the airports.
OIA is located southeast of Orlando. One of the 15th busiest airports in the United States, OIA provides service to and from cities throughout the U.S. and the world. With increased tourism, business and industry in the greater Orlando area, OIA has grown to keep pace with demands for passenger and air cargo service. Economic analyses indicates that OIA supports approximately 60,000 direct and indirect jobs.
Direct and indirect impact on the local economy is approximately $14 billion per year. Growth is forecast at OIA in the years ahead and GOAA is expanding the facility to meet those demands.
Major areas of expansion currently underway at OIA include a fourth runway to be located approximately 4,300 feet (1,300 meters) east of and parallel to the existing easternmost runway and the addition of aircraft gates, terminal facilities and support facilities within the existing property boundaries of OIA.
OEA is a major General Aviation (GA) facility located east of downtown Orlando and is designated as a reliever facility for OIA. This allows OIA to focus on providing air carrier service while OEA accommodates general aviation, ambulance services, police helicopters, and extensive business aviation needs. Increases in general aviation aircraft activity are projected for OEA and the Authority is expanding and modernizing facilities to meet these needs. In addition, major terminal expansion has recently been completed by OEAs fixed base operators (FBOs).
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