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Facts and Figures about the Airport

Orlando International Airport is found in Orange County, about 10.2 kilometres south-east of the city centre of Orlando. It is surrounded by some of Orlando’s world-class attractions such as the Ventura Country Club Golf Course, Fort Gatlin Recreational Park, Orlando Watersports Complex, Orlando Balloon Rides, Rio Pinar Country Club, Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery, Orlando Festival Park, Downtown Orlando, Orlando Amtrak Station, de Leon Springs State Park, First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, and the Orange County Convention Centre. It is also located close to a number of luxurious hotels such as Fairfield Inn, Spring Hill Suites, and La Quinta Inn West.

To speak about the facilities, the airport’s on-site shops such as Apparel Design, CNN Kiosk, Zoom Systems, Smoothie King, Alfa Duty Free, Kids Works, Tek on the Go, Life is Good, and Taxco Sterling offer non-alcoholic drinks, snacks, toys, balloons, and magazines. Its restaurants such as Brioche Doree, Cold Stone Creamery, Stabuck’s Coffee, Pancho’s Spanish Bakery & Grill, and Odoba Mexican Grill all offer a variety of mouth-watering dishes and wide collection of local and exotic drinks. In addition, there are ATMs, bureau de change, a parking area, lost & found sections, shoeshine facilities, payphones, a postal drop box, and disabled facilities.

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The biggest and most famous airlines serving the airport include American Airlines, flying to destinations including Buenos Aires, Melbourne, São Paulo, Santiago and London. British Airways flies to places such as Stornoway, Sumburgh, and Tampa. Lufthansa offers connections to Houston and Gothenburg, just to name a few. Many more airlines, such as Swiss and KLM also operate from the airport. Orlando Airport is one of the busiest in the beautiful state of Florida. It handles an average of 36 million passengers every year.

A brief history of the Orlando Airport

The facility was built during the Second World War and was mainly used by the United States Air Force as a military airbase for quite a long time. In the early 1960s, it was declared a civilian airport and a number of airlines were introduced after an agreement was reached between the United States Air Force and the McCoy Air Force Base. It was then named Orlando Jetport at McCoy. Several improvements were made to make the airport more functional.
In 1976, it gained its current name as well as international airport status. In the year 1978, the airport became a United States Service Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ). In 1979, it was declared a large hub airport by the Federal Aviation Federation (FAA) based on its passenger traffic and flight operations. A new terminal was built, and the runways were expanded to open business to numerous airlines. The airport currently serves hundreds of destinations around the world through its several airlines.

Up to 600€ in compensation if your flight was delayed

The 24-hour airport is usually very busy between 3:00am and 10:00am and less busy On a single day, the airport can experience 8.4% of late departures and 4% of late arrivals. Airlines such as United Airlines, Lufthansa, and Turkish Airways are fond of recording delays on a daily basis. The most reliable airlines are Air Canada, British Airways, Us Airways, KLM, American Airlines, and Swiss, followed by Aer Lingus and Delta. For more information on Orlando International Airport, please visit

Due to the fact that delays are always unpredictable, it is very important for you as an airplane passenger to demand for compensation whenever you depart or arrive late. You can easily do this through the help of Flightright. Check if your delayed flight is eligible for compensation below!

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Statistical Overview of Airlines at Orlando International Airport in 2023:

According to Flightright Data, in 2023, Orlando International Airport had a total of 3004 scheduled flights. Out of these, 43 flights were cancelled, representing 1.43% of all scheduled flights. Additionally, 31 flights were delayed, making up 1.03% of the total. There were 74 incidents, which constituted 2.46% of all departing flights.

Orlando International Airport experienced a diverse range of airline activities in 2023. The most active carrier was Virgin Atlantic, operating a total of 1020 flights with 6 cancellations and 3 delays, reflecting a robust performance with minimal disruptions. Following close behind, British Airways managed 608 flights, with 20 cancellations and 11 delays, indicating some operational challenges. Aer Lingus operated 506 flights with 6 cancellations and 3 delays, demonstrating a relatively stable performance. Discover Airlines (Eurowings Discover) managed 274 flights, experiencing 5 cancellations and 9 delays, suggesting moderate reliability issues. Last in the top 5 is Icelandair, which operated 174 flights with 3 cancellations and 4 delays, showing a good performance overall. Overall, the operational data from Orlando International Airport in 2023 showcases a mix of strong performances and minor operational challenges among the top airlines.

Top 5 Airlines at Orlando International Airport

This summary provides an overview of the busiest airlines and their performance at Orlando International Airport in 2023.

Airline NameTotal FlightsCancellationsDelays
Virgin Atlantic102063
British Airways6082011
Aer Lingus50663
Discover Airlines (Eurowings Discover)27459

What rights do I have?

Under EU law, you can get up to 480£ compensation in the event of a delay, cancellation or overbooking of your flight.
This is true regardless of the ticket price and up to 6 years retrospectively. LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS 

What to do when delayed?

  • gather information
  • Take photos
  • You are entitled to vouchers
  • Keep documents from the airline, such as letters, tickets, vouchers

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What rights do I have as a passenger if my flight is canceled due to a strike at Orlando (Int.) Airport?

If your flight is planned to depart from Orlando (Int.) and there is a strike at the airport, first check if your flight is affected by the cancellations due to the strike. According to the EU Passenger Rights Regulation, you are entitled to alternative transportation or a refund of the ticket price. In addition, you may be entitled to compensation if there are no extraordinary circumstances, and it is an internal airline strike. Contact your airline for further information regarding substitute transportation, rebooking, or ticket refund as well as on-site services such as meals and, if necessary, accommodation and transportation to the hotel.

Can I get compensation if my flight is delayed or canceled at Orlando (Int.) due to a strike?

A flight cancellation or significant delay of more than three hours due to a strike is often considered an extraordinary circumstance, provided the strike is not within the control of the airline or its personnel. There is no entitlement to compensation in case of extraordinary circumstances. However, passengers should be aware of their rights to basic care and catering services at Orlando (Int.) Airport. This includes meals, refreshments, and, if necessary, accommodation, depending on the duration of the delay and the flight distance. Also, important to know: If your flight is canceled because the airline staff is on strike, you are entitled to a refund of your ticket price, alternative transportation, on-site catering, and additional compensation.

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