Airline changes could impact Orlando professionals

For some professionals, the ability to quickly commute to an airport is vital. Traveling back and forth to different metros for client meetings and other work developments helps ensure success. Therefore, may people choose to move near airports or highways that travel directly to terminals.

In the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area, 161,700 people were employed in professional and business services in June 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Any number of these individuals may find themselves requiring a flight to a different metro without much notice.

Recent reports from airport officials claim the Greater Airport Orlando Aviation Authority is now discussing future plans with 15 airlines that are responsible for 93 percent of all the traffic going through the Orlando National Airport, Orlando Business Journal reports. The airport serves approximately 32.9 million passengers annually.

Contractual terms are the biggest issue that will be discussed, and whatever decisions are made will be effective in 2013. As Orlando professionals wait to determine if the new plans will impact their travel arrangements, they may want to consider how closely they are located to the airport. There may be plenty of high-quality homes for sale in Orlando within a few miles of the airport or major highways for easy commuting.