More moving walkways, higher parking rates approved at Orlando International Airport

New parking rates set to start Oct. 1

Orlando International Airport's Terminal C (FILE)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Travelers at Orlando International Airport could soon be doing a bit less walking, but they’ll be paying more to park.

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Board voted on these issues at a meeting Wednesday, approving an $831.6 million preliminary budget for MCO — as well as a $5.7 million budget for Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) — and awarding a contract to TK Elevator Corporation to retrofit Terminal C with moving walkways in response to feedback from winded passengers.

The estimated cost for the walkway is a not-to-exceed amount of $1,174,500. The “pitless” system would be raised about a foot off of the ground and run from the TSA checkpoint area to Palm Court, constructed in a way that avoids destroying the floor beneath it.


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Board members also approved the following daily parking rates, set to take effect Oct. 1:

  • Garages A, B and C — $24 (up from $19)
  • Valet — $35 (up from $25)
  • Surface lots — $20
  • Economy lots — $14 (up from $10)
  • Reserved parking — $32

MCO’s new preliminary budget shows a $148 million increase over that of FY2023, yet the average cost per enplaned passenger would be 8.7% lower than last year, what the board agreed was competitive among other large hub airports.

In the short term, the Orlando City Council is expected to conduct a public hearing on MCO and ORL’s preliminary budgets before returning them to the GOAA for final approval.

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Brandon, a UCF grad, joined the ClickOrlando team in November 2021. Before joining News 6, Brandon worked at WDBO.