Orlando Sanford International Airport (IATA: SFB, ICAO: KSFB, FAA LID: SFB) is in Sanford, Florida, near Orlando. It was built as Naval Air Station Sanford, a Master Jet Base for carrier-based attack and reconnaissance aircraft until 1969. The airport is owned and operated by the Sanford Airport Authority.
Sanford is Orlando's secondary commercial airport, but is farther away from downtown Orlando and the major theme parks (Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando) than the primary airport, Orlando International Airport (MCO/KMCO). Because of the affiliation with Orlando, passenger traffic at Sanford was once dominated by European charter services.
Due to flight training, the airport is consistently in the top 30 busiest airports in the world in terms of total flight operations (takeoff and landings).
Airlines and destinations
|AirFlorida||Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Eagle/Vail, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York-JFK, Panama City, Raleigh/Durham, Toronto-Pearson|
|AirTran Airways||Atlanta, Charlotte-Douglas, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Eagle/Vail, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Mexico City, Nashville, New York-JFK, Oklahoma City, Panama City, Raleigh/Durham, Salt Lake City, Toronto-Pearson, Tulsa|