JetBlue Completes Move to New Terminal C at Orlando International Airport
ORLANDO, Florida. – JetBlue on Tuesday completed a move to become the anchor tenant of Orlando International Airport’s new Terminal C.
With all flights arriving and departing from the new facility, JetBlue is the only US carrier at Terminal C and operates a total of 10 gates.
On Tuesday, things seemed to be going well as Tonia Alamo boarded her flight to New York.
“I think it was a nice change. Easy for me because I fly JetBlue a lot,” Alamo said.
JetBlue’s move to the airport’s new multi-billion dollar terminal has been delayed, mainly due to ongoing issues with the high-tech baggage handling system that MCO has touted as one of the terminal’s strengths at the cutting edge of technology.
The airline was originally scheduled to move into the new terminal in late September, but Hurricane Ian compounded problems with the baggage handling system, pushing the move back until late October.
Some travelers also said on Tuesday that they had to walk to the old terminal for their rental vehicle.
Earlier this month, airport officials said many rental companies had yet to move into the $2.8 billion terminal which opened in late September, so there was almost no no cars available in Terminal C car park.
Officials said a shuttle bus ran from the new terminal to the old terminal and vice versa for rental car customers.
Travel to Terminal C is expected to become busier in the coming weeks. According to JetBlue, it is expected to operate nearly 70 daily flights during the peak holiday travel period in December.
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