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Orlando Airport Extends Disney Contract for Five Years

Posted on April 5, 2006 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

ORLANDO, FLA. — Despite intense lobbying from ground transportation companies, Walt Disney World's express shuttle will be around for another five years. Limousine operators, taxi drivers and rental car companies complained that the airport's contract with Disney has caused them to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in business.

But airport executives said the program provides a huge benefit to the airport by bringing in visitors from all over the world. Disney's program also increases the capacity of the busy terminal by reducing the number of passengers who require ticketing and baggage services. As a result, it allows the airport to postpone building a costly new terminal, said Jeffry Fuqua, chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority,

Source: Orlando Star-Telegram

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