ORLANDO, FL. – At the first Board meeting of the new year, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Chairman Carson Good offered his assessment of 2022, “It was a landmark year for Orlando International Airport (MCO) that laid the groundwork for an even brighter and more prosperous 2023.”
Chairman Good and his fellow board members, along with airport partners, are focusing on maintaining the positive momentum from the past year. Key to those immediate and long-term goals is developing a new 10-year Strategic Plan.
The Strategic Plan will outline specific areas of concentration:
- Continuing to improve safety and security
- Continuing to improve integrity and processes
- Continuing to improve the right kind of small business and minority programs to best benefit the Authority, stakeholders and the community.
“This year we will look at what kind of an airport we want in the future, not just a year from now but five and ten years from now and beyond,” Good said. “I look forward to hearing some of the ideas and visions for the future that come from our board, our staff and Central Florida community leaders.”
Other future objectives include preparing MCO economically by exploring ways to diversify and produce recession and pandemic-resistant revenue streams; raising the bar on customer service to provide a White Glove Experience; increasing air service; enhancing the airport’s overall connectivity to bring more of the world and more businesses to Orlando and Central Florida; and intermodal connectivity.
The meeting also featured a review of 2022 that included historic accomplishments and deftly-met challenges. Topping the list was the opening of Terminal C, which ushered in a new era of travel innovation and customer convenience. Other major milestones included the selection of Kevin Thibault as the new Chief Executive Officer; bringing passenger numbers back to pre-pandemic levels; and navigating the challenges of two hurricanes.
“We have the right people in the right places,” Good said. “With the continued support of the community and our stakeholders, all of us moving in the same direction, 2023 will be another remarkable year for Orlando International Airport.”
The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority is proud to operate Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), two of Florida’s premier air travel gateways. MCO is a world-class global connector, serving approximately 50 million annual passengers. The recently-opened Terminal C is a next level facility that will add 10-12 million annual passengers of capacity and elevate the customer experience. ORL is conveniently located just miles from downtown Orlando and provides vital general aviation access to the heart of the region.