“Orlando Sanford Grand Opening Gets Grander”

Event Now Features SIX Prize Packages From Pan Am and an Aerobatic Flight From Keith Aviation

Sanford, Fla., March 22, 2001 Orlando Sanford International Airport’s (SFB) grand opening of its new terminal complex is this Friday, March 23, 2001 at 11:00 a.m.  The celebration, which now includes the giveaway of six great “Trips for Two” courtesy of Pan American Airways and an aerobatic flight from Keith Aviation, will mark the completion of the 27 million-dollar terminal expansion that began in January 2000.  The public and media are invited to attend and participate.

Also included in the festivities are: “Travel Tastes” food from destinations serviced from the airport, commemorative gifts to all, live entertainment, appearances of characters from area attractions, and a dedication ceremony featuring United States Congressman John L. Mica.

The expansion added a two-story terminal facility of more than 120,000 square feet. The facility increases airport capacity by three million passengers a year and services up to seven aircraft at its new gates. The terminal complex now includes 12 gates, accommodates international overflow traffic and caters to existing and future domestic carriers.

Currently Orlando Sanford International Airport offers flights on Pan Am (www.flypanam.com) to Allentown, PA; Bangor, ME; Boston/Worcester; Chicago/Gary; Portsmouth/New England; and St. Louis/MidAmerica.  Service to San Juan, Puerto Rico begins May 24th.

Orlando Sanford International Airport is ranked among the 25 busiest international airports in the nation and is a convenient gateway to/from Central Florida. Located near the Orlando attractions, the Airport is also very convenient to Daytona Beach.  Adjacent to the airport are the business communities of Lake Mary and Heathrow, part of Florida’s “High Tech Corridor.”  Airlines and their passengers enjoy free parking, a congestion-free environment, short walking distances, and low operating costs.

For more information, visit the airport’s website at www.orlandosanfordairport.com or their terminal management company, Orlando Sanford International, Inc., at www.osi-airport.com.