Orlando International Airport (MCO) is a major gateway to sunny Florida: over 80,000 passengers use this award-winning airport every day. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, Orlando International Airport is easily accessible from all major Florida cities, business centres, attractions, and world-famous beaches, being just 6.5 miles (10.5 kilometres) southeast of Orlando. Orlando International Airport is Florida’s busiest airport, serving over 80 airlines and around 30 million domestic passengers each year, with scheduled services to 69 US and 27 international destinations. Orlando International Airport has a single main terminal building, connected by people mover to four airside terminals.
Before 1974, the land the airport now sits on was largely owned by the United States Air Force who operated an airbase there. The base was known as McCoy Air Force Base and the civilian airport was known as the Orlando Jetport at McCoy. Commercial service to the Jetport began in 1962 as flights were migrated from the old Herndon Airport. In 1978, MCO handled 5 million passengers. By 2000, that number had soared to 30 million. Today, MCO covers 23 square miles (60 km²), and is the third-largest airport in the United States by area (after Denver and Dallas). MCO also has North America’s second tallest control tower.
MCO is a designated Space Shuttle emergency landing site. The west-side runways, Runway Complex 18/36, was designed to accommodate B-52 Stratofortress bombers, and due to their proximity to John F. Kennedy Space Center, were an obvious choice for an emergency landing should an attempt to land at KSC fall short.
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