Orlando, Florida. Orlando International Airport (MCO) will open a new terminal this year that will highlight innovation, technology and sustainability and will bring millions of travelers through its gates.
The new three-level terminal, South Terminal C, will cover 300 acres and add 15 new exits to the airport and accommodate an additional 10-12 million passengers a year.
According to an OIA press release, the new 2.5 million-square-foot C-terminal debuts the next generation of “The Orlando Experience®: a seamless, low-touch environment with an exciting mix of concessions, exciting media displays and unprecedented meaning”.
Terminal C includes a robotic Early Bag Storage system and state-of-the-art Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology that tracks luggage in real time and runs faster than conventional luggage conveyor systems.
“The combination of sophisticated design and innovation really puts people first in a world-class facility that will deliver The Orlando Experience® and more the moment they step inside,” said Carolyn Fennel, senior communications director. with public and public relations Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “Orlando International Airport, the main gateway to Florida and one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country, is preparing for future travel through this impressive construction event.”
The terminal will have a more efficient verification process with 100% automated lanes for international departures and arrivals.
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Incoming passengers will enjoy arriving on the top floor with streamlined luggage collection at the same level.
“Some terminals are designed for airlines or aircraft. The new Terminal C of Orlando International Airport is designed for people. The Aviation Authority wanted its new world-class terminal to be the start of visitor recreation, bringing in Florida’s signature flora, ”said Bill Brooks, PE, HNTB’s senior program director for the record architect team. “Inviting water, garden and light to the Orlando Terminal and Territory has long been a key element of The Orlando Experience®.”
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According to airport officials, this is the largest airport expansion project in the airport’s history.
The project is almost 90% completed and will open this year.
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