Annie the Astronaut Introduced as Orlando International Airport’s Newest Ambassador

Press Release

Annie the Astronaut

ORLANDO, FL — Record-breaking holiday passenger activity is the perfect backdrop for the introduction of Orlando International Airport’s (MCO) new, out-of-this-world envoy, Annie the Astronaut. With a nod to Central Florida’s history of aerospace achievement, Annie evokes familiar images of exploration, adventure and technological innovation. Created by Synect, Annie is the newest member of the airport customer service team and will be integrated into Orlando International’s high-definition video display walls and digital information signage. She will assist, entertain, amuse and help improve the travel experience at MCO.

As MCO completes its transition to more spacious and high-tech ticket lobbies, along with enhanced airport wayfinding signage, Annie will play a significant role in demonstrating the capabilities of the innovative digital platforms throughout MCO’s north and south complexes. Her image will also help passengers identify levels and locations as well as guide customers using the newly-opened Garage C along their route between the South Airport Complex and the Main Terminal.

Astronauts are explorers at heart, so Annie’s resourcefulness and curious nature make her the natural choice for virtual outreach ambassador. Her assignments will be diverse and stimulating. Everything from helping passengers navigate their airport journey to easing travel stress to sharing her adventures in outer space and under the sea. Her gentle and humorous presence will inform, enlighten and entertain as she invites customers and travelers to “Explore with Annie” and enjoy The Orlando Experience®.

Busiest remaining holiday travel days:

  • Saturday, November 25 — 142,500
  • Sunday, November 26 — 131,300
  • Monday, November 27 — 127,70

Basic MCO information:
Ranked by J.D. Power “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Mega Airports” in 2017. With more than 43 million annual passengers, MCO is the second busiest airport in Florida and 13th busiest in the U.S. The airport is centrally located and within a two hour drive for 60 percent of the state’s residents. MCO has 18,000 employees and generates $31 billion in revenue for the regional economy. Orlando International Airport strives to value and delight its customers through an airport-wide design concept known as The Orlando Experience®.