Orlando airport’s new terminal begins operations

Columns and tall artificial palm trees flank a ceiling of skylights in the Orlando airport’s Terminal C

Orlando International Airport’s Terminal C, shown under construction in January 2022.

Flights have begun at Orlando International Airport’s new Terminal C.

A soft opening was held Sept. 20, with an Aer Lingus flight from Manchester, England, the first to arrive. The 15-gate terminal is the first phase of the airport’s new South Airport Terminal, which connects to the Automated People Mover Complex and Intermodal Terminal Facility that were previously completed. Together, the three facilities comprise a nearly $3 billion addition to the airport.

A person in a hard hat and safety vest stands in front of a row of several large generators inside a large mechanical area

A row of generators in the terminal’s energy plant.

Hanson provided commissioning during construction of the complex, which has about 1.8 million square feet of conditioned space.