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Out Of The Blue, Jet Blue Completes Move Into Orlando International Airport's New Terminal C

Updated: Dec 11, 2022

JetBlue have officially became the anchor tenant at Orlando International Airport’s brand new state-of-the-art Terminal C.


The move now means that all JetBlue flights arriving and departing at MCO will be via the new Terminal C facility. JetBlue ceased flight operations at its former home at Terminal A, with its final flight on Oct. 24.


The JetBlue move comes as we told you last week that Orlando International Airport passenger numbers are very close to pre-pandemic figures and are set to surpass them in the very near future, with the new Terminal C set to play a massive role in the airports expansion.


Out Of The Blue, Jet Blue Completes Move Into Orlando International Airport's New Terminal C

JetBlue is the only U.S. carrier in the new Terminal C, operating the largest number of gates, with 10 in total, all outfitted with biometric boarding.


Out Of The Blue, Jet Blue Completes Move Into Orlando International Airport's New Terminal C

The move bolsters JetBlue’s service to Central Florida, with plans to operate nearly 70 daily flights to 22 destinations during the peak holiday travel period in December of this year.


Out Of The Blue, Jet Blue Completes Move Into Orlando International Airport's New Terminal C

The new facility features more than 10 retail options and over 20 food and beverage locations and boasts a commitment to sustainability.


Travelers will find arrivals on the third level, departures, ticketing and security on the second level, and ground transportation on the first level. Parking is offered at the corresponding Parking Garage C, and a mother’s nursing station and pet relief areas are also available


The facility links to a brand-new rail station that will connect Brightline rail service to and from South Florida and a planned future link to local SunRail service.


Out Of The Blue, Jet Blue Completes Move Into Orlando International Airport's New Terminal C

“We are excited to lead the way as the anchor tenant at Orlando International’s new Terminal C,” said Joanna Geraghty, president and chief operating officer, JetBlue.


“The terminal’s offerings are great, with remarkable architecture and a variety of food and retail options. This move not only shows our commitment to Orlando and the greater area, but it will also provide a new and elevated experience for our customers as we continue our growth in the region.”


Out Of The Blue, Jet Blue Completes Move Into Orlando International Airport's New Terminal C

JetBlue customers traveling to and from Orlando International are now able to enjoy the new Terminal C’s modern, bright design and technology.


The terminal includes a state-of-the-art baggage handling system, 100 percent-automated TSA screening lanes, and facial recognition systems for international departures and arrivals



Out Of The Blue, Jet Blue Completes Move Into Orlando International Airport's New Terminal C

“Terminal C is a vision-to-reality story that fits well with JetBlue’s values and award-winning innovation,” said Kevin Thibault, chief executive officer, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.


“We welcome JetBlue to Terminal C and look forward to having it provide an enhanced travel experience for the domestic and international passengers they serve annually.”


Out Of The Blue, Jet Blue Completes Move Into Orlando International Airport's New Terminal C

Orlando has been a JetBlue focus city since 2008.


The airline currently employs more than 4,000 crewmembers based in Orlando, with JetBlue’s Orlando Support Center (OSC) serving as both a pilot and inflight crewmember (flight attendant) training base.


JetBlue’s OSC includes a state-of-the-art training facility featuring classrooms, flight and cabin simulators, a ditch pool and other aviation related equipment used to train all new crewmembers joining the airline, as well as those requiring recurrent training over time.


JetBlue’s Orlando training facility also includes The Lodge at OSC, the airline’s 24/7 dormitory facility dedicated to providing a focused training environment for crewmembers. The Lodge was thoughtfully designed to reinforce JetBlue's values, inspire collaboration and team building in the delivery of aviation services, and curate the JetBlue experience to the airline's own crewmembers.


Out Of The Blue, Jet Blue Completes Move Into Orlando International Airport's New Terminal C







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