Orlando International Airport is also known as MCO, the official airport designator within the FAA.

The airport code MCO stands for the airport's former name, McCoy Air Force Base, named for Colonel Michael Norman Wright McCoy.

The airport is operated and managed by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, which consists of a seven-member board; five are appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida, one member from the Orlando City Council and one member from the Orange County Commission.  The Board has the responsibility for both Orlando International Airport and Orlando Executive Airport.

Designated as a large hub airport by the FAA, non-stop service is available to more than 100 cities worldwide.  Orlando International Airport has an average of 849 flight operations per day with a total of 309,884 reported for calendar year 2011.


A total of 13,297 acres comprises the airport property, making it the third largest in landmass within the United States.

Included within this acreage are the following:

  • The current 1,000-acre site for the Orlando International Airport terminal complex and support areas.
  • Orlando Tradeport, a 1,400-acre master planned, integrated cargo center with direct airside access, 140-acres of cargo ramp, approximately 200-acrew Foreign Trade Zone, United States Department of Agriculture Plant Inspection Station and aviation support facilities.
  • Two international arrivals concourses with United States Customs and Border Protection facilities.  Of the total 96 airport gates, GOAA manages 37 gates.


  • Two 12,000 foot by 200 foot runways
  • One 10,000 foot by 150 foot runway
  • One 9,000 foot by 150 foot runway
  • Over 20,000 paved parking spaces, 100-space complimentary cell phone waiting lot. 
  • Automated People Mover: Four 1,960 foot elevated guideways: and eight trains containing a total of 24 vehicles with the capacity for 85,000 passengers per day.  Each train averages 420 miles per day.


Source: Orlando International Airport