Tag Archives: Orlando International Airport

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 […]


Retail Space Likely for Disney, Universal, and SeaWorld at Orlando International Airport’s New Terminal


Orlando International Airport’s new south terminal should be up and running by 2020, and visitors can expect plenty of theme park-related merchandise available when it opens. The terminal is currently seeking to fill food and beverage spaces, while retail space talks with Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex are already underway. All […]


Express Parking Garage Closes for Six Weeks at Orlando International Airport (MCO)


Travelers wishing to use the terminal Express Parking at Orlando International Airport (MCO) should be aware that those areas are currently closed as upgrades are made to the revenue management system. The work is anticipated to take 6 weeks. Travel Advisory ⚠️Passengers who utilize our terminal Express Parking, head’s up! The areas have been closed […]


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 […]