After decades of planning and nearly five years of construction, Orlando International Airport (MCO) has officially opened its Terminal C building, boasting 33 retail and food and beverage concepts including local and national brands.
“Our dynamic concessions program for the new terminal features everything the modern traveller could want in the way of eating, drinking and shopping during their trip through Florida’s busiest airport,” said Yovannie Rodriguez, Chief Administrative Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA).
“With more than 80,000 square feet of concession space, we were able to bring concepts to life in a way that meets the diverse needs of passenger demand and continues our delivery of The Orlando Experience.”
Alongside a multi-category store from 3Sixty Duty Free, stores from Gatlin Trade, Sunglass Hut and Brighton, Trip Advisor, City Arts Market, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld will feature.
TRBusiness was given an exclusive tour of the airport and viewed the construction site for what was then known as ‘South Terminal Complex’ back in 2016.
What transpired as a $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 airlines servicing Terminal C include, Aer Lingus, Azul, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Emirates, GOL,Icelandair, Lufthansa, Norse and the anchor airline is JetBlue.