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2/19/2010 - Orlando International Airport "Flybys"

A quick look at what’s making news at Florida’s #1 airport with the most domestic destinations


The 2010 J.D. Power and Associates North American Airport Satisfaction Study rankings are out and Orlando International Airport (MCO) placed highest in the large airport category in the state of
Florida and one of the top four best airports in the United States. The rankings are based on a number of criteria including: airport accessibility; baggage claim; check-in/ baggage check
processing; terminal facilities; security checkpoints; and food and retail services, all of which are areas MCO received above average scores.

In the latest study Orlando International ranked just five points behind the number one airport, Detroit Metropolitan, and just one point behind Denver International and Minneapolis / St. Paul International, which tied for second. In 2008 MCO ranked third after ranking 14th in 2006.

Orlando International Airport Atrium
Orlando International Airport Atrium


For only the third time in the airport’s history, Orlando International Airport has a new Fire Chief. Duane Kann was officially sworn in by the Aviation Authority Executive Director Steve Gardner yesterday. Kann, a 20 year veteran of the Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Department, will oversee a staff of 66 men and women answering more than 35 hundred calls a year ranging from medical emergencies to vehicle accidents to all incidents involving aircraft.

Duane Kann assumes duties as Fire Chief
Duane Kann assumes duties as Fire Chief

For more information contact Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.


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