- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - There’s a battle brewing among three Florida airports about who can use the word “Orlando” in their names.

Officials from the board which runs Orlando International Airport in Orlando are objecting to the use of the name “Orlando” by Space Coast-based Orlando Melbourne International Airport and Sanford-based Orlando Sanford International Airport.

Officials with the Orlando airport and Space Coast airport met Wednesday in an effort to seek common ground, but no agreement was reached.

Local media reports the parties agreed to meet in the future.

Officials with the Orlando airport say the use of the name “Orlando” by other airports confuses travelers who think they flying to Orlando but instead end up dozens of miles away.

The Space Coast airport says using “Orlando” has helped increase clicks on the Internet.


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