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Orlando International Airport IATA airport code: MCO Location: 1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, FL Year Opened: Originally a military airfield, it became a limited joint military/civilian airport in 1962. The military ceded it to primarily civilian use in 1975. Size: The airport covers 12,600 acres with four runways, two terminals & 129 gates. Transportation: A bus connects the airport to Sunrail, a north/south local rail that goes from DeBary to Kissemmee. Local shuttles connect the airport to several communities an hour or more away, with a NE shuttle that goes to Daytona Beach and as far as Palm Coast, a SE shuttle that goes to Cape Canaveral and as far as West Palm Beach, a SW shuttle areas including Tampa and a NW shuttle to Sevareid bedroom communities ending at The Villages. LYNX buses go to downtown Orlando, the OCCC and more. Taxis, rideshares & limos are available. . Wi-Fi: Free WiFi is available by connecting to the “MCO Internet” network. Internet kiosks are available airside near the gates & a few landside on Level Three. Fun Facts: The airport was a designated Space Shuttle emergency landing site. It’s IATA code, MCO, references McCoy Air Force Base. Col. Michael Norman McCoy, commander of the 321st Bombardment Wing of Strategic Air Command, was killed in 1958 during the annual Bombing and Navigation Competition and the base was renamed in his honor. Website: www.orlandoairports.net ExhibitCityNews.com July/August 2020 21

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