ORLANDO, Fla. – The first flights touched down Tuesday at Orlando International Airport’s newest terminal.
Several hundred passengers deplaned an AerLingus flight arriving from Manchester, England, and walked through Terminal C for the first time Tuesday.
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Terminal C features a state-of-the-art baggage handling system, with microchip-activated yellow sleds that move luggage underneath the area to reduce delays.
It also has a TSA checkpoint with automated screening lanes, so the conveyor belt for the X-ray machine is constantly moving as hand luggage goes into bins.
MCO CEO Kevin Thibault said the new technology at the terminal will shuttle passengers to planes quicker and more efficiently, and the experience will be as painless as possible.
“It’s going to change the whole passenger experience,” Thibault said. “All I can control is what is in the airport footprint. Those planes coming in and out with how they’re controlled because of air traffic control, that’s outside of our purview.”
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