Orlando • International Airport [MCO/KMCO] FL. USA 23—24/02/11

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Orlando International Airport (IATA: MCO, ICAO: KMCO, FAA LID: MCO) is a major public airport located six miles (10 km) southeast of Downtown Orlando, Florida, United States. The airfield was originally constructed as a U.S. Army Air Forces facility and military operations began in 1942 as Orlando Army Air Field. In the 1959 the base was renamed for McCoy and was home to the 306th Bombardment Wing operating the B-52 Stratofortress and the KC-135 Stratotanker. In the early 1960s, when jet airline flights came to Orlando, the installation became a joint civil-military facility. When McCoy AFB closed in 1975, he airport gained its current name with international airport status a year later, but retained its old IATA airport code MCO. The airport serves as a hub for Silver Airways and a focus city for Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, and Spirit. In addition, the airport is home to a maintenance base for United Airlines. Today, MCO making the busiest airport in the state of Florida and the eleventh-busiest airport in the United States.
MCO 2011 # Planespotting by Stéphane CHRISTELER

MCO 2011 # Planespotting

by Stéphane CHRISTELER

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