Holiday Travel Tips for Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)

Sanford Airport Authority Airports Worldwide @ SFB
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Holiday Travel Tips for Orlando Sanford International Airport
Sanford, FL, December 18, 2014 – Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) is expecting record passenger traffic and record parking levels this upcoming holiday season as more and more locals are taking advantage of the growing list of destinations available from SFB. Allegiant offers nonstop service to over 50 markets while ArkeFly, Icelandair and Jetairfly operate nonstop service to Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Reykjavik, Iceland; and Brussels, Belgium, respectively. With Icelandair offering connectivity to a dozen European and Scandinavian markets.
The Airport is suggesting travelers allow extra time for parking, check-in and processing through the security checkpoint, even if you have checked in online or using a mobile device. SFB offers two paved surface parking lots, one parking garage and when needed, overflow grass parking. Free shuttle service to/from the terminal is provided.
The Airport is offering the following travel tips for passengers:
General Information-
o Refer to your airlines’ websites for baggage requirements, fees and other pertinent information.
o Check-in online for your flight.
o Make sure your name on your ticket matches your driver’s license or passport.
o When packing, visit TSA’s website to learn what items are permitted and prohibited.
o Weigh your bags before getting to the airport; Airlines charge extra for oversize and overweight bags.
o Dress so you can breeze through security. Wear slip on shoes and little or no metal.
o Do not leave bags unattended in the terminal.
For Domestic Travel-
o Departing passengers should arrive at least two (2) hours prior to scheduled flight departure time.
o Allegiant flights utilize both Terminal A and B; please pay attention to signage and staff instruction as to which terminal your specific flight checks in at and departs from.
o All Allegiant arriving passengers will come through Terminal B baggage claim.
For International Travel-
o Departing passengers should arrive at least three (3) hours prior to scheduled flight departure time.
o ArkeFly and Jetairfly check-in at Terminal A while Icelandair will check-in at Terminal B.
o All International arriving passengers will exit from Federal Inspection located between Terminals A & B.
Parking Information-
o Parking Garage
 Hourly / Short-Term Parking on Levels 1 & 2; No overnight parking.
 Overnight Parking on Levels 3 – 5.
 Garage offers covered, direct access into Terminal B.
o Economy, Value & Overflow Parking Lots
 If more than one person is in your vehicle please drop-off passenger(s) and baggage in front of the terminal before parking, thus making the parking / shuttling process simpler and faster.
 Airport personnel will be monitoring all parking lots and will direct customers to overflow parking as necessary. Please pay attention to roadway signage as well as staff direction.
o Refer to the Parking Diagram below, which can also be found on the Airport’s website at
Orlando Sanford International Airport is SFB: Simpler. Faster. Better. - Simpler airport design, Faster airport processing and a Better airport experience. Visitors enjoy the “Best of Both Worlds,” with the Airport located midway between Orlando’s World Class attractions and the World’s Most Famous Beach - Daytona Beach; both are 50 minutes or less. For more information about SFB, visit the airport’s website at

Santa Fly-In at Aerosim Flight Academy

Aerosim Flight Academy hosted the second annual Santa Fly-In to spread holiday cheer with Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, West Sanford Branch.  Santa and Ms. Claus arrived on a Cirrus SR-20 aircraft to deliver sweet treats and gifts for all.



Celebrating 25 Years of Aviation Training Excellence

Originally established in 1989 and based at the Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Aerosim Flight Academy is the only flight school originally owned and operated by airlines; Comair Airlines and Delta Air Lines.  Today, under the name of Aerosim Flight Academy, the rich history of professional pilot training continues with flight training courses approved by the FAA under 14 CFR Part 141 and specialized flight training under 14 CFR Part 61.


For further information about flight training and pathways to the airlines:

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·         Follow on Twitter @Aerosim_Academy and on Instagram.


Sanford Residents who Commute through public transportation to Maitland

Sanford residents who commute to Maitland through public transportation service available.

There will be a new Lynx NeighborLink that will serve the Maitland SunRail Station-Maitland Center corridor in the morning and early evening. Previously, there was no link to the west side from Maitland’s SunRail station on the other side of I-4. Similarly, the City of Maitland is hosting a launch of the new service on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 7:45 am.

Whats New At The Zoo!

Bring the whole family and enjoy the holidays at the Zoo! If you're looking for the perfect gift for a family member or friend be sure to check out our Holiday Gift Ideas. And don't forget to reserve your spot for Breakfast (or brucnh) with Santa! To learn more about all the exciting activities at the Zoo, please click on the link below.

Sanford eyes prime downtown lakefront land for hotel, shops, homes

Sanford eyes prime downtown lakefront land for hotel, shops, homes



By Martin E. Comas, Orlando Sentinel


Sanford pushes to develop downtown land

The city of Sanford plans to team with a developer with the hope of turning a stagnant pocket near the Lake Monroe waterfront into a vibrant area filled with homes, restaurants, shops and a hotel.

The plan is part of a push to spark development along Sanford's scenic waterfront and also to sell off a large portion of city-owned properties in its downtown district.

"The city owns a lot of prime real estate, and we've had it for a long time," Mayor Jeff Triplett said. "Now we've come up with plans as to how we would like to see it developed."

City leaders also hope the development plan will lure more residents and visitors into Sanford's core.

The roughly three-block area — bordered by East Seminole Boulevard, Sanford Avenue, First Street and Palmetto Avenue — is owned mostly by the city and currently being used as parking lots for Seminole's civil courthouse and the downtown district.

According to a conceptual plan presented to city leaders this month, Sanford would select a developer early next year to build — in four phases — six single-family homes, 50 townhomes, 29,000 square feet of office and retail space, a 90-room hotel and a four-story parking garage.

The city would oversee the development. And as portions of the project are completed, the city and developer would sell off the land and the buildings.

"The key is to get these properties back on the tax rolls," said John M. Jones of Littlejohn, an Orlando engineering and consulting firm hired by Sanford.

Construction on the first phase, which includes the homes, could start by the end of 2015, city officials said.

Because the property sits between busy First Avenue — considered Sanford's main street — and the city's Marina Island on Lake Monroe, it is considered one of the most desirable tracts in the city's core, said Bob Turk, Sanford's economic-development director.

"We want to bring people downtown, where they can live and work," Turk said.

In recent years, Sanford officials have looked at turning over a significant amount of city-owned land in the downtown district into private development.

For example, within a 178-acre area bordered by Lake Monroe, Fort Mellon Park, Second Avenue and U.S. Highway 17-92, Sanford owns nearly 32 acres. And according to Seminole County's property appraiser, all that land is valued at nearly $16 million.

If it were all in private hands, the land alone could generate more than $300,000 in tax revenue this year, county officials said. The tax revenue would be much higher if it were developed.

Many of the parcels owned by the city that will be part of this development plan were acquired during the past few years with the intent by city officials that Sanford could guide future development in the downtown district.

However, many of those properties have sat idle or are being used as parking lots.

The property that Sanford now wants to develop on includes the site of the old post-office building that Sanford bought in 2003 for $550,700 with plans to turn it into a police substation.

But the city never followed through on building the substation, and the vacant post-office building became infested with mold, mildew and ferns. Last year, Sanford razed the building at a cost of nearly $60,000.

The other portion of the property along First Street, between Palmetto and Sanford avenues, was purchased last year for $450,000.

"So now it's about working with a developer to get it developed," Triplett said. "Because it really doesn't do us any good to hold on to these properties." or 407-420-5718



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