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:

·         Visit online at     

·         Take a virtual tour:   

·         Like us on Facebook:,

·         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



PLEASE NOTE: Florida has a very broad public records law. Any written communication to or from City officials regarding City business is a public record available to the public and media upon request. Your e-mail communications may be subject to public disclosures.   ­­ 

Omega Hires Key Business Leader for New Office in Sanford





For more information, contact:

Christina Morton, APR



Omega Hires Key Business Leader for New Office in Sanford


ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 25, 2014) — Newcomer to the Central Florida scene Omega, a printing and manufacturing company, today announced that Bryan Barr has joined the company as a business development manager in its Sanford office. 


“We’re excited that Barr has joined our team to develop and maintain relationships in varying industries,” said Cliff Blase, Omega’s general manager of the Florida division. “He will provide support, service and expertise with a passion for and a commitment to excellence – which is at the core of what we do.”


Omega provides services that expand beyond the scope of traditional print services, including large-format printing, graphic installation, campaign execution, kitting, distribution and fulfillment.


Prior to joining Omega, Barr spent nearly 20 years in management in the construction industry and has spent the past seven years in sales and business development. He has two degrees in construction technology and construction management.


Barr is actively involved with local community organizations, including a men’s ministry and the Sanford Chamber of Commerce. 


Connect with Omega on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.


About Omega

Omega is a printing and manufacturing company founded in New Jersey in 1954. The 60-year-old company provides comprehensive solutions, including digital, conventional and large-format printing, as well as complete warehousing, kitting, distribution services and graphic installation. In 2013, the company expanded into the Southeast with the opening of a facility in Central Florida. For more information, visit  Omega

Final Call to Artist for the Art Walk on November 28,2014- The Art of Escape

The Historic Sanford Welcome Center


Invites you to participate in The Art of Escape

November 28th

Deadline to enter the show is November 24, 2014, your art must be delivered no later than November 25th by 5pm.

November 28, 2014- "The Art of Escape" 


Humans have always needed an escape from reality, so let's celebrate escape: books, games, plays, T.V., movies, music, dance, poetry or whatever allows you to unplug, unwind and enjoy a laugh or cry. From Tom Thumb to Tom Petty, a game of charades to Game of Thrones, Dr. Seuss to Dr. Zhivago, Monty Python to Monty Hall- where does your escape come from ?

The Sanford Art Walk is an art gallery tour around Downtown Sanford occurring every fourth Friday of the month from 6-9pm. In conjunction, The Historic Sanford Welcome Center is proud to host Central Florida's only month long juried art show with both a "Best in Show" award chosen by a panel of judges, and a "People's Choice" award chosen by the attendees of the show.   


This is an opportunity for hundreds of people each month to attended a highly promoted event, which involves participation from local galleries and businesses. 


The Art Walk has a positive economic impact on the community and demonstrates how the arts contribute to the economic viability and promote a vibrant community. Please join us and several of Downtown Sanford's art galleries and other local artists in promoting the Sanford art scene. This event is free to the public and will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The mission statement of the Historic Sanford Welcome Center is to enrich the Sanford experience by serving as a communications hub, and operating as a welcome center to provide education and information marketing Sanford as an arts, culture, recreation and historic destination.






Contact Us


230 E First Street, Sanford, FL. 32771



Alive After 5 Sanford Holiday Fest

Join in the holiday festivities by decorating your  "Alternative Ride" 

(Golf Cart, ATV, Bicycle, Wagon, Segway, etc......) 

Enter our Inaugural parade!



Judging will take place on December 11th, from 5-7:30pm, at our "Holiday Fest" celebration. WINNERS will be announced 

at 7:45 pm at the intersection of First St & Palmetto Ave. 

PRIZES will be distributed at that time.


Complete the application and submit by December 5, 2014.

  • Enter as a family, organization, business, school, neighborhood, etc....
  • Applications are considered in the order they are received.
  • Need to rent a golf cart?      Contact : James @ Mid-Florida Golf Cars (407)699-6400
  • Ask friends, family and neighbors about borrowing their carts as another option. 
  • Be creative, think outside the box, create a dazzling display and have FUN!!!! 
  • PRIZES to the "Most Creative" & "Best Overall"
  • Plus bragging rights around town

Orlando Sanford Inaugurates Nonstop Service to Peoria, Illinois

Sanford, FL , November 14, 2014 - Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) and Allegiant announce the start today of scheduled , nonstop , low- fare service to General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport (PIA) in Illinois. Located nearby Interstate  74 the airport is conveiently located to serve all of Central Illinois while also supplying straightforward access to the northwest and Southeast Illinois regions.

Service to Peoria will initially operate two days per week on Monday and Friday. Peoria is one of 55 nonstop destinations  for Allegiant from Orlando Sanford. Reservations can be made on the airlines website at www. , through the airline's Reservation Center at 702-505-8888 or through a local travel professional.

Orlando Sanford International Airport in 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  between Orlando's World Class Attractions and the World's most famous beach - Daytona Beach; both are 50 minutes or less. For more infor about SFB, visit the airport's website at

Orlando Sanford Announces Nonstop Flights to Austin, Texas

Sanford, FL, November 12, 2014 - Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) and Allegiant announce scheduled, nonstop, low-fare service beginning Friday, February 13 to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Texas. Located in the state capital the airport is positioned nearby Interstate 35 allowing for straightforward travel to San Antonio to the south and Waco and Dallas to the north. Allegiant is offering introductory one-way fares as low as $54.50 including tax.

Austin service marks the 55th nonstop destination offered by Allegiant from Orlando Sanford. Service will initially operate  two days per week on Monday and Friday. Reservations may be made through the company's website or by calling Allegiant's travel experts at 702-505-8888.

Larry Dale, SFB Airport President and CEO, welcomed Austin as the Airport's newest destination, "Texas continues to be a highly sought-after market and we are pleased to work with Allegiant to bring forward the City of Austin as a new destination".

According to Jude Bricker, Allegiant Travel Company Senior Vice President of Planning, "Allegiant is dedicated to making vacations more affordable for more people, offering travelers the lowest possible base fare and the best deals on vacation packages".

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