Orlando International Airport (IATA: MCO, ICAO: KMCO, FAA LID: MCO) is a public airport located six miles
(10 km) southeast of the central business district of Orlando, a city in Orange County, Florida, United States.
It is the busiest airport in Florida (by the number of passengers) owing to Orlando's popularity as a tourist
destination and its enormous residential and commercial growth.
A major factor in Orlando's growth occurred in 1970, when the new Orlando International Airport was built from a
portion of McCoy Air Force Base. Four airlines began providing scheduled flights in 1970. The military base officially
closed in 1974, and most of it is now part of the airport. The airport still retains the former Air Force Base airport
code (MCO). It is considered a world-class facility, and it is one of the most heavily travelled airports in the world.
The main terminal of the airport is one large building containing many shops and restaurants. It has two entrances "A" amd
"B" which are clearly marked as you drive to the airport. Your airline check-in will be on the A or B side, again with each airline
clearly marked as you approach the airport. Once inside the main terminal you can walk between the A and B side in less
than 2 minutes - so this is not critical if you enter the wrong side.
Several rail trains (free) run between the main terminal and the A or B gate hubs. Make certain that you catch
the correct train which is clearly marked A or B (trip time about 3 minutes, trains come and go every 5 minutes or so).