When planning a trip, Floridians in the Orlando area have three airports from which to choose.
Orlando International Airport (MCO), located about 6 miles southeast of the city, is the busiest airport in the area. It is a hub for AirTran Airways and a mini-hub for JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines. Dozens of other domestic and international carriers also fly into and out of MCO. Among the most popular domestic destinations: Atlanta, New York City, Newark, Philadelphia and Detroit.
Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), located about 25 miles north of Orlando, is a mini-hub for Allegiant Air and is also served by several European airlines. Destinations include Lexington, Allentown and Knoxville.
Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), located about 55 miles northwest of Orlando, is served by Delta Air Lines/Delta Connection and US Airways/US Airways Express. Destinations include Atlanta, Detroit and Newark.
If you’re looking for cheap flights, check all three airports to ensure you’ve found the most inexpensive fares.
Thanks to its central Florida location and its popularity as a vacation destination, Orlando residents can fly non-stop to countless countries across the globe. Among the most popular international destinations for Orlando-area travelers: London, Toronto, Panama City and Frankfurt.
Are you looking for a warm-weather beach vacation but want to get out of Florida? Consider Jamaica or Puerto Rico! JetBlue and AirTran both offer non-stop flights from MCO to Montego Bay. And JetBlue, Southwest and Spirit Airlines fly non-stop to San Juan. As with Florida, these Caribbean islands can be at risk of hurricanes, so consider planning your visit for December to May.