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 of Longwood.
- OIA website.
- The first three months of 2023 saw a 22 percent increase in traffic at Orlando International Airport (MCO). In total, more than 14.2 million passengers have moved through MCO so far this year.
- Tied for 3rd as the Best Mega Airport in the U.S. by Forbes Magazine.
- 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 the 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 the 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.
- The air traffic control tower is open from 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 of 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.
- The industrial zone accommodates small industrial cargo.
- Air traffic control tower, rescue fire station, new FBO facility, and precision instrument landing system.
- All businesses 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 are owned by the City of Orlando.
Mid-Florida Air Service Airport (MFASA)
- 26.5 miles northwest of Longwood.
- MFASA website.
- Located in Eustis (Lake County).
- 3,000-foot lighted runway is suitable for most general aviation.
Orlando Apopka Airport (OAA)
- 21.8 miles west of 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.