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Orlando International Airport continues to add to its list of impressive international accolades. Florida’s busiest airport was named “Large Airport of the Year” by CAPA – Centre for Aviation.
Chief Executive Officer Phil Brown received the award at CAPA’s Aviation Awards for Excellence ceremony Tuesday night in Berlin.
“This award reflects the value of customer service excellence that is achieved through strategic planning, innovative use of technology and strong relationships with our airline partners and community,” said Frank Kruppenbacher, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Chairman. “We thank the community for helping us achieve this recognition.”
The award recognizes an airport with over 30 million annual passengers that has been the biggest standout strategically, has established itself as a strategic leader, and done the most to advance the progress of the aviation industry.
Orlando International Airport was selected for its creative adoption of new technology and rapid growth:
- MCO has deepened its network breadth with international service that now encompasses 14 destinations in Europe, 31 in Latin America/Caribbean, 15 in Canada and one in the Middle East, a remarkable feat for a non-hub airport
- Orlando International is also at the forefront of technology adoption, positioning itself as the first U.S. airport to fully deploy Customs and Border Protection’s biometric entry and exit program for arrival and departure of all international travelers
- Construction on the airport’s new South Terminal Complex continues to progress toward its scheduled opening in 2021.