Orlando International Airport Terminal C Open For Business

Press Release
Terminal C Opens with Aer Lingus
GOAA Chairman Carson Good welcomes some of the first passengers to Terminal C with open arms
Terminal C Opens with Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus Flight 35 arrives from Manchester

ORLANDO, FL. – After decades of planning and nearly five years of construction, at 3:12 p.m. today, vision became reality at Orlando International Airport (MCO) as an Aer Lingus flight from Manchester, England helped open Terminal C to the public. The $2.8 billion project features 15 additional gates to increase MCO passenger capacity by 25 percent 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 Aer Lingus ticket counter begins operations for the first time


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 factoids:

  • It is estimated the ten Terminal C airlines annual economic impact to Central Florida to be over $5.6 Billion dollars
  • 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

The following link provides video of the flight arrival at MCO. No attribution is necessary for news outlets.