American Airlines and Delta Air Lines add more daily flights and larger aircraft
MELBOURNE, Fla. (November 10, 2020) – As the holiday season approaches, schedules from both American Airlines and Delta Air Lines continue to trend in a positive direction at Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) with the addition of more daily flights and larger aircraft to major hubs in Atlanta (ATL) and Charlotte (CLT), and the return of American’s nonstop service to Philadelphia (PHL). To prepare for the anticipated increase of passenger traffic, MLB has prepared to welcome all travelers with a calm, clean and safe travel experience.
“Right now there is a major benefit to being a smaller and uncongested airport, and the airlines have recognized that,” said Greg Donovan, A.A.E., executive director at MLB. “Each month, the airlines are making difficult decisions with changes to their route networks, but our airline partners continue to realize the advantages of operating at MLB and the benefits it brings to their customers.”
Although airline schedules seem to be in a constant state of fluctuation due to the current global situation, below is the most updated outlook of air service at MLB throughout the holiday season:
|Delta Air Lines
Nonstop to Atlanta (ATL)
|11/10 – 11/27||3-4 flights/day||A319, B-717, ERJ-175 & CRJ-900|
|11/28 – 12/31||4 flights/day||A320, B-717 & ERJ-175|
Nonstop to Charlotte (CLT)
|11/10 – 12/16||2-3 flights/day||CRJ-900 & CRJ-700|
|12/17 – 12/31||3 flights/day||CRJ-900 & CRJ-700|
Nonstop to Philadelphia (PHL)
|11/10 – 11/28||1 flight every Saturday||CRJ-700|
|1/5 – 3/27||1 flight/day||CRJ-700|
(This schedule is subject to change based on airline decisions)
MLB has experienced significant impacts from the pandemic, but air service continues to trend in a positive direction each month, with five consecutive months of improving passenger data. MLB experienced a major decline in passenger traffic in April 2020, only facilitating 6.5% of the passengers MLB saw in April 2019, and since, traffic has continued to make a steady improvement with 44% of travelers from September 2019 returning in September of this year.
“Since the start of the pandemic, MLB has remained committed to keeping our travelers and community safe with additional safety initiatives and enhanced cleaning procedures,” added Donovan.
The airport’s safety initiatives are outlined on MLB’s new interactive COVID response website, which can be found at www.FlyMLBsafely.com. The resource also includes important links and safety information for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and various health and travel agencies.
ABOUT ORLANDO MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MLB)
Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) is an award-winning airport, named Florida’s 2019 Commercial Service Airport of the Year by FDOT and crowned #1 Most Scenic Airport in North America by PrivateFly.com. In addition to evolving air service from Delta Air Lines and American Airlines, TUI UK’s decision to make MLB its gateway to Florida in 2022 has sparked plans to invest into a major terminal project to provide an ultimate travel experience for all airport customers. MLB has gained global recognition in aviation and aerospace as the home to Northrop Grumman, L3Harris, Embraer, Collins Aerospace, and most recently Aerion Supersonic. For additional information, visit www.MLBair.com or follow @FlyMLB on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.