The Orlando International Airport we know today was renamed in 1976. The grounds on which the airport stands was originally an air force base that played a part in the Second World War. Only in the 1960s did civilian traffic begin to land and take-off from this airport. The terminals and concourses we see today was a slow and gradual build-up that took almost 30 years to complete, finishing only in 2006.
A mere 10 km southeast of Orlando, this international gateway to the paradise of theme park lovers has one main terminal split into A and B, and four satellite airsides branching out from it. The Orlando International Airport serves more than 90, 000 passengers a day, with 40 airlines from 78 domestic and 37 international destinations. Terminals A and B both serve a combination of international and domestic flights.
To move between terminals A and B, passengers need only get to level three, where both terminals connect and form one floor. Passengers who have already figured out which gate they need to board their flight from can take the AGT (train) that is roughly a 60-second ride to the airsides. The AGT rides also offer a great view of the airport grounds and waterways.
Arriving at Orlando International, passengers will clear customs, collect their baggage, and board the AGT that will take them to the main terminal. In the Arrival Hall, passengers can expect a full range of transportation options that include car rentals, taxis, buses, and shuttles that can get them to their destinations.
Departing passengers will find a consortium of dining and shopping options, as well as services and amenities at both the landside main terminal, and the airside satellites.
Services and Facilities
Currency exchange counters can be found at the main terminal, while Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are available at the main terminal and all the airside satellites.
To help passengers remain connected, the Orlando International Airport offers all passengers free Wi-Fi access, in both the public and transit areas. All you need is a Wi-Fi compatible smartphone, tablet or laptop. If you are travelling light, Internet kiosks can be found in all four airside satellites.
If you find you had a little too much fun in Orlando and feel a little under the weather, you will be glad to know the airport has it very own walk-in clinic where you will find a doctor ready to attend to your ailments and needs.
Running a little short of time, or need a convenient place to conduct business to save time? At the Grand Hyatt Regency Hotel that is connected to the airport on the third level, you will find a Business Centre to cater to your needs. Essential business equipment like fax, photocopying services, work terminals, and printing services can be expected. They also have space set aside for meetings, conferences, and receptions.
If you need a comfortable place to rest for the night, look no further than the Grand Hyatt Regency Hotel that is connected to the airport on level 3. If the Grand Hyatt seems a little pricey for you, the Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport, Hampton Inn Orlando International Airport, and Courtyard by Marriot, are all within 5km of the airport.
IMPORTANT! Information is correct as of 27 August 2014 and is subject to change. Please always check Orlando International Airport website for the latest update of the following information.