Tag Archives: Orlando International Airport

International Travelers to Face New Powder Restrictions When Flying to the United States


Soon travelers flying to the United States from international airports will be subject to the same TSA rules on powder that have already been implemented at domestic airports. Beginning June 30th, containers of powder larger than 12 ounces that are in carry-on bags could be subject to extra screening or banned from the airplane cabin. […]


Orlando International Airport’s Upcoming South Terminal Adds More Gates


The new South Terminal Complex being built at Orlando International Airport (MCO) isn’t even scheduled to open until spring of 2021, but the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) Board voted today to add additional gates. The terminal plans now include three additional gates, which will be able to accommodate up to six more narrow body […]


MCO Advises that E-Pass and SunPass Parking Lanes Will Be Closed Until April 30


The official Orlando International Airport (MCO) Twitter Account recently advised that the E-Pass and SunPass lanes at the parking garages will be temporarily closed until April 30. The temporary closure is due to equipment upgrades. Exit lanes will remain open. Parking Alert ⚠️ All E-Pass and SunPass entry lanes in our parking areas will be […]


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 […]


Orlando International Airport Decides Not To Replace TSA


The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority has decided against replacing TSA employees at Orlando International Airport with private security. Briefings were held in early February to discuss the possible change, citing lengthy wait times and lowered customer satisfaction at the airport. A protest was held by Transportation Security Administration employees and other government workers in late […]


Biometric Facial Recognition Technology Coming to Orlando International Airport


In a board meeting Wednesday, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Board voted to place Orlando International Airport (MCO) as the first U.S. airport to fully deploy the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Biometric Entry and Exit Program. The Board approved $4 million in funding to integrate the passenger processing system that will use facial […]


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 […]


Disney’s Magical Express Returns to Picking Up 3 Hours Prior to Flight Time Beginning Jan. 11


As the holiday season is coming to a close, Disney’s Magical Express will be changing motorcoach departure times for guests departing on or after Thursday, January 11, 2018. Resort motorcoach departure times will be scheduled approximately 3 hours prior to the guest’s scheduled flight departure time for domestic flights. International flights will still pick up […]


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 […]