Governor Rick Scott congratulated Orlando International Airport for receiving the top ranking for consumer satisfaction among mega airports by J.D. Power’s 2017 North America Airport Satisfaction Study.
Governor Scott said, “Florida is proud to be home to North America’s top airport for customer satisfaction. We’ve made significant investments to improve Orlando International so it can continue to provide jobs and economic opportunities for Central Florida families. Florida’s growing economy continues to allow us to prioritize investments so Florida can be home to some of the world’s best transportation infrastructure.”
Governor Scott has lead significant state investments in Orlando International Airport related to enhancing the airport experience:
- $198.4 million for the South terminal complex construction;
- $28.3 million in the main terminal ticket lobby expansion, renovations and improvements;
- $2.7 million invested for the Federal Inspection Station expansion and renovations, including four new gates for large international aircraft; and
- $275,000 for the reconfiguration and improvements of the east and west TSA checkpoints.
Orlando International airport has more than 43 million annual passengers, making it the second busiest airport in Florida and 13th busiest in the U.S. With the state’s most domestic routes and non-stop service to 57 international destinations, MCO provides global access for business and leisure interests. Orlando International Airport generates $31 billion in direct and indirect revenue for the regional economy.