The Greater Orlando’s business environment is strengthened by the presence of 2 international airports. The world-class Orlando International Airport is consistently recognized for excellence in customer service, while five other regional airports provide travelers with a variety of options. Detailed information on each of these airports is found below.
Orlando International Airport (OIA)
- 32 miles southeast from Longwood.
- OIA website.
- More than 35 million passengers served in 2012.
- 3rd largest airport in the nation for domestic origin and destination.
- 4th best airport in the world for customer service.
- 11th fastest-growing major airport in the world.
- 2nd busiest airport in Florida; 13th in the nation; 29th in the world.
- More than 820 arrivals and departures daily.
- Scheduled non-stop service available to 81 domestic destinations and 34 international destinations (including direct flights to Monterrey, Mexico and Frankfurt, Germany).
- 17th largest port of entry for international visitors in the continental United States.
- 172,957 tons of cargo in 2012.
- Foreign Trade Zone No. 42, a 205-acre park, offers duty exemptions or deferments for companies receiving materials from foreign countries.
- More than 15,000 acres, the third largest parcel of airport property in the country. Only 35 percent of airport property is developed, leaving large areas available for expansion.
Orlando Sanford International Airport (OSIA)
- 10 miles north from Longwood.
- OSIA website.
- 3rd most active international airport in Florida; 13th in the nation.
- Four paved runways ranging from 3,750 to 9,600 feet long.
- Rated for wide-body air carriers, with a Federal Aviation Authority air-traffic control tower, approved instrument approach, aircraft service facilities and U.S. customs office.
- More than 1.3 million passengers served in 2012.
- 3,022 tons of cargo in 2011.
- Foreign Trade Zone No. 250.
- 395-acre Sanford Airport Commerce Park with rail service available in its western sector.
- 50,000-square-foot cargo building, in the Sanford Airport Commerce Park, enables cargo handling, pallet preparation and receiving.
- $25 million expansion added a two-story terminal complex of more than 120,000 square feet. Increasing total number of gates to 12.
- 13,500-square-foot incubator - the Airport Enterprise Center.
Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KGA)
- 37 miles south from Longwood.
- KGA website.
- Closest general aviation airport to the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center, Gaylord Palms, Champions Gate, and all southwest Orlando area convention hotels.
- Also, closest to Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld and all of Orlando’s world famous attractions.
- Two paved runways, 6,000 feet and 5,000 feet in length, can accommodate all corporate aircraft and the Boeing Business Jet (B737) .
- Precision instrument approaches for all-weather access.
- Available services include fuel, maintenance, avionics, hangars, flight instruction, aircraft charter and rental cars.
- Air traffic control tower open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
- 26-acre industrial park for aviation and non-aviation related businesses.
- Regulation, 18-hole golf course on site.
Leesburg International Airport (LIA)
- 37.4 miles northwest from Longwood.
- LIA website.
- 30 miles northwest of Orlando.
- 6,300-foot paved runway.
- U.S customs and border inspection office.
- Accommodates general aviation and corporate pilots with 24 hours a day services which include FBO facilities, fuel, flight instruction, maintenance, refurbishing, navigational aids, hangar space, and open tie-down space.
- Industrial zone accommodates small industrial cargo.
- Air traffic control tower, rescue fire station, new FBO facility, and precision instrument landing system.
- All business on airport property, which includes retail, medical and aviation, employ approximately 340 people.
Orlando Executive Airport (OEA)
- 16 miles south from Longwood.
- OEA website.
- 25th busiest general aviation airport in the United States.
- Aside from meeting both personal and corporate flying needs, services include flight instruction, aircraft sales and rentals, maintenance, charter, storage, and air ambulance services.
- 1,056 acres owned by the City of Orlando.
Mid-Florida Air Service Airport (MFASA)
- 26.5 miles northwest from Longwood.
- MFASA website.
- Located in Eustis (Lake County).
- 3,000-foot lighted runway suitable for most general aviation.
Orlando Apopka Airport (OAA)
- 21.8 miles west from Longwood.
- OAA website.
- Located in Apopka (Orange County).
- 4,000-foot paved runway.
- FBO and self-serve AvGas and JetA fuel, conference room, hangar space and aircraft maintenance.