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A Busy February Moves Orlando International Airport Up the List in Latest Airport Rankings


Based on the most recent numbers from the Airports Council International, Orlando International Airport (MCO) has moved up in the state, national, and worldwide rankings in the passenger traffic category. The latest rankings from February 2018 show that Orlando International is now the number one airport for passenger traffic in the state of Florida, up […]


Vote on Privatizing Security at Orlando International Airport Postponed


After an hour of public input today regarding the option to replace TSA agents with private security at Orlando International Airport, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority has decided to hold off on a vote for now. The board is delaying any decisions for 60 days, which will give them time to meet with Transportation Security […]


Orlando International Airport Could Move to Replace TSA with Private Screeners


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will be holding briefings tomorrow for airline and airport officials following word that Orlando International Airport (MCO) is considering replacing TSA screeners with a private company. With the airport handling almost 45 million passengers last year, already long security lines are even longer, so both sides agree that a change […]


Expect Delays at MCO Due to Loaded Gun Found by TSA


UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. – The Orlando Police Department has now confirmed that the passenger was carrying a “Ruger with a separate magazine loaded with 10 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition in their bag.” The TSA says they “spotted the gun when the passenger put his bag through the screening machine.” The passenger was arrested and […]


Construction to Begin on Orlando International Airport’s Intercity Rail System


Travelers to Orlando International Airport will have some new transportation options for visiting the city, as well as other parts of the state, in the years to come. Construction crews will begin working in the airport’s new Intermodal Terminal Facility in January, setting up for work as early as this December, on the construction of […]


After Friday’s Bomb Scare, Orlando International Airport Plans to Improve Its Communication Procedures


Passengers flying from Orlando International Airport on Friday night were sent into a panicked frenzy when people began using bullhorns in response to another passenger’s smoking electronic battery. According to Ricardo Perez, a 15-year TSA lead officer, people assumed the smoke was a bomb. One scream led to another and passengers were running in all […]


Battery Explodes Causing Panic at Orlando International Airport; Expect Massive Delays Tonight


Shortly after 5 pm on Friday, November 10th, an overheated lithium ion camera battery exploded in the main terminal of Orlando International Airport and caused widespread panic and an evacuation. Authorities have given the all-clear and assured travelers that there is no danger, and all gates are now open, but long delays are still expected. […]


Orlando International Airport Flights Affected by Irma


Due to potential complications from Hurricane Irma, Orlando International Airport is closely monitoring the storm and taking certain precautions. As of right now, flights today travelling to Key West and Puerto Rico have been cancelled for Southwest, JetBlue, and United Airlines. Orlando International Airport recommends checking directly with your airline for flight status and updates. […]


UberX Now Allowed to Pick Up and Drop Off at Orlando International Airport


Back in November of 2015, we shared that UberBlack, the more upscale version of UberX, had just started being allowed to transport passengers both to and from the Orlando International Airport. With the new law that went into effect today, UberX drivers can now pick travelers up from Orlando International Airport (MCO) giving thousands of […]