Thanks to new and returning air service to Orlando — including international flights — and ongoing improvements, it’s always easy to visit the Theme Park Capital of the World.


Updated March 20, 2024

Thanks to Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), people from all over the world can experience everything Orlando has to offer. What’s more, new and returning routes are constantly being announced, which means it might be easier to get to Orlando than you think. Get a look at who’s flying and discover other air travel improvements ahead of your next visit to the Theme Park Capital of the World.

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Airline Updates From Orlando

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Hyatt Regency at Orlando International Airport

Many of your favorite airlines have already resumed service to Orlando, with others set to follow soon — including international flights. Here’s some news you can use before booking your next flight.

Airlines Starting or Resuming Service to Orlando

Still waiting on your airline of choice to reopen routes to Orlando International Airport? Get Orlando International Airport’s latest flight updates at OrlandoAirports.net. Just keep in mind that all scheduled flights are subject to change.

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Artist Rendering of South Terminal Complex (Terminal C) at Orlando International Airport

MCO’s Terminal C Now Open

Orlando International Airport has announced that its long-awaited Terminal C, aka the South Terminal Complex, officially opened in September 2022.

In addition to new shops, restaurants and lounge facilities, the project adds 15 gates and high-tech features such as interactive digital media, a state-of-the-art radio frequency baggage system, and the Train Station, which is designed to accommodate up to three train systems including the forthcoming Brightline high-speed rail with service to Miami.

MCO advises that if you’re planning to travel in late September, to please double-check your airline’s location to make sure you are checking in at the correct terminal. Please also note that you may arrive back at a different terminal than that from which you departed, if your airline relocates while you are on your trip.

On-Site TSA PreCheck Enrollment Now Available at MCO

In partnership with IDEMIA, a global identity leader and longtime authorized TSA PreCheck enrollment provider, Orlando International Airport now provides a convenient, no-appointment TSA PreCheck enrollment option that travelers can use before departing. It takes five minutes or less and most passengers will receive their Known Traveler Number within three to five days.

IDEMIA TSA PreCheck Enrollment Ambassadors can be found in front of the security checkpoint for Gates 1-59, located on the South Walk side. The service is available Monday through Friday from 5 – 11 a.m. As an added benefit, travelers who apply on-site will have access to the reserved line at the security checkpoint for their departure on the day they complete their TSA PreCheck application.

Don’t Forget REAL ID

Orlando International Airport
Orlando International Airport

If you’re planning on flying to Orlando on or after May 7, 2025, make sure to secure REAL ID-compliant identification before your departure.

Discover: REAL ID

Originally scheduled to go into effect in 2020, the REAL ID Act requires that domestic U.S. travelers ages 18 and up must possess a REAL ID-compliant card issued by their state’s driver’s-licensing agency — or an acceptable alternative — in order to fly on commercial aircraft. Acceptable alternatives include U.S. passports, as well as Enhanced Driver’s Licenses (EDLs) issued by Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Vermont and Washington.

To see if your driver’s license or state-issued ID is REAL ID-compliant, check the upper portion. Depending on your state of residency, REAL ID cards will display a gold star, a black star, a gold circle with white star, a black circle with white star, or (in California only) a gold bear with white star.

If you haven’t started the process to get your REAL ID or acceptable alternative, it’s time to get moving. Then, buckle up for the wondrous adventure of a lifetime in the Theme Park Capital of the World.


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