The Orlando International Airport is Going to Expand

Great news coming from the Orlando International Airport! This already gorgeous airport located in the heart of Central Florida is going to get even bigger and more modern according to the airport's official Facebook page:

"The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) Board voted to approve a $1.1 billion Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) today. The wheels are now in motion to nearly double Orlando International Airport’s (MCO) passenger capacity. 

The airport was originally designed to accommodate 24 million travelers annually, but the approved expansion plans will increase the capacity of MCO's current terminal to 45 million passengers per year. The CIP includes construction of the South Airport APM Complex, which will support future multi-modal travel connections, including All Aboard Florida, and provide a direct connection to the 2,400 space South Terminal parking garage; improvements to Airside 4 to increase international and domestic passenger processing capabilities and will include the addition of four new international gates; and ticket lobby renovations to more efficiently process passengers and baggage in the North terminal. 

Additional benefits to the Central Florida community will be an estimated 4,000 direct and indirect jobs. Construction on these projects is expected to begin in fiscal year 2014 and will conclude by fiscal year 2017."

If you usually travel to Orlando using this airport, you should be happy to hear this. Imagine... you may be able to enjoy traveling to a completely renovated airport just in time for the opening of the new AVATAR Land!

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