Thanks to more airlines resuming service to Orlando — including international flights — and ongoing improvements, it’s increasingly easy to visit the Theme Park Capital of the World.


Updated Jan. 27, 2023

Missing Orlando? Rest assured that the wonder remains, including open-air theme park fun, one-of-a-kind attractions, posh resorts, enticing restaurants, out-of-this-world shopping, wild outdoor adventures, uplifting arts and culture, and other reasons to visit. And with international travel reopened, people from all over the world can once again experience everything we have to offer.

Discover: Orlando Transportation

When you’re ready to fly, you’ll be glad to know that many of the biggest airlines providing service to Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) have already resumed service to Orlando or are scheduled to do so in the coming months. And now, you can be among the first passengers in the world to experience MCO’s all-new, state-of-the-art Terminal C, aka the South Terminal Complex.

Get a look at who’s flying and how our airports are working to keep you safe ahead of your next visit to the Theme Park Capital of the World.

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 Resuming Service to Orlando Through June 2023

Still waiting on your airline of choice to reopen routes to Orlando International Airport? Check this list, they might be on it! Or, get Orlando International Airport’s latest flight updates at OrlandoAirports.net. Just keep in mind that all scheduled flights are subject to change.

February 2023

  • Air Transat: Halifax, Nova Scotia; Moncton, New Brunswick
  • Avelo Airlines: Dubuque, IA; Raleigh/Durham, NC; Wilmington, DE
  • Breeze Airways: Orange County, CA
  • Frontier Airlines: El Paso, TX; Knoxville, TN; Ontario, CA; San Diego, CA
  • JetBlue: Los Angeles, CA
  • Sunwing Airlines: Toronto, Ontario

March 2023

  • Avianca: Medellin, Colombia
  • Breeze Airways: Akron/Canton, OH; Fayetteville, AR; Huntsville, AL; Tulsa, OK
  • Southwest: Minneapolis, MN; Salt Lake City, UT
  • Spirit Airlines: Denver, CO; Minneapolis, MN; Norfolk, VA

April 2023

  • Frontier Airlines: Nashville, TN
  • Southwest: Des Moines, IA; Tulsa, OK
  • Sun Country Airlines: Eau Claire, WI; Green Bay, WI; Madison, WI

June 2023

  • Avianca: Medellin, Colombia
  • Bahamasair: Freeport, Bahamas
  • Southwest: Cincinnati, OH; Jackson, MS
  • Virgin Atlantic: Edinburgh, Scotland
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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.

Avelo Airlines

Avelo Airlines has selected Orlando International Airport as its third base, joining its other bases at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) and Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN). As a result, Avelo expects to serve at least 10 nonstop destinations from MCO by the end of 2022, including Charleston International Airport (CHS) starting June 30, seasonal service to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) between June 30 and Sept. 6, and Wilmington International Airport (ILM) starting July 1. These routes will join Avelo’s current servicing of HVN from MCO.

Breeze Airways

Breeze Airlines is now providing service from Orlando International Airport to Charleston, SC (CHS), marking the airline’s first route at MCO.

Norse Atlantic Airways

Norse Atlantic Airways has opened ticket sales for flights between Norway and the U.S., including service to MCO. The airline’s MCO service will initially consist of three weekly flights.

United Airlines

This popular airline isn’t just providing service to Orlando. They’re also giving passengers access to virtual, on-demand customer service at their hubs, resulting in an easy, contact-free way to get real-time information and support.

To call, text or video-chat live with an agent, just scan the QR codes displayed on signage throughout United’s hub airports to access “Agent on Demand.” From there, you can get answers to any questions you might ask at the gate, including queries about seat assignments, upgrades, flight status and more. It’s also multilingual thanks to the service’s translation functionality.

COVID-19 Vaccination & Test Requirements

Orlando International Airport airplane on the ground

Non-citizen, non-immigrant air travelers to the United States are required to be fully vaccinated prior to boarding an airplane to fly to the U.S., with only limited exceptions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has determined that for purposes of travel to the U.S., vaccines accepted will include FDA-approved and World Health Organization emergency use-listed vaccines. Children under 18 are excepted from the vaccination requirement for foreign national travelers.

Effective Dec. 28, 2022, the CDC is also requiring a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery for air passengers boarding flights to the U.S. originating from the People’s Republic of China and the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau. A negative test of documentation of recovery is not required for passengers coming from other destinations.

Safety Enhancements at Orlando Airports

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Orlando International Airport

Given the fact that it’s one of J.D. Power & Associates’ top-rated mega airports in the U.S. for customer satisfaction, it’s no surprise that Orlando International Airport is committed to the safety of passengers and employees. To that end, MCO and the onsite Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport worked hard to achieve the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s (GBAC) Star Accreditation — the gold standard of safe venues.

Orlando International Airport has also developed an enhanced cleaning schedule and implemented updated security procedures from the TSA. Orlando’s premier airport even provides you with fast access to a variety of face masks, hand sanitizers and similar equipment courtesy of personal protective equipment (PPE) vending machines.

MCO and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority have continued to work closely with federal and local partners on COVID-19-related developments. Located about 30 minutes from our tourism districts, Orlando Sanford International Airport is similarly partnering with government officials and the CDC to help protect you. As a result, Orlando is one of the safest destinations for air travel — and we strive to keep that peace of mind going the whole time you’re here.

Don’t Forget REAL ID

People waiting for a flight at an 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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