MELBOURNE, Fla. (September 21, 2020) – Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) has been crowned the #1 Most Scenic Airport in North America, marking the fourth year on PrivateFly’s annually published list. Central Florida’s coastal airport has reigned as the #1 Most Scenic Airport in the U.S.A. since 2017, but this year has been elevated as the #1 airport in North America.

“We are excited to top the North American list of most scenic airports,” said Greg Donovan, A.A.E., executive director at Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB). “We owe a big thank you to our community, passengers and friends that continue to vote and acknowledge how remarkable the views on our approaches and departures truly are.”

MLB has remained a major competitor on the global list as 2020’s #4 Most Scenic Airport in the World. The beachside airport was first recognized for its beauty in 2017 when it debuted at #8, and has consistently moved up the list to #6 in 2018 and then again to #4 in 2019.

Voters also commented on MLB with one fan adding, “As you fly over Central Florida not only do you get to see the wildlife, major highways and small towns, but you also get to see the Space Coast as you come in further to land. If you come in from the east you then get the amazing view of Melbourne Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Breathtaking!”

The award-winning airport continues to grow and earn global recognition with its latest victories including Aerion Supersonic announcing MLB as the location of its new Aerion Park headquarters where it will design and build its AS2 supersonic business jet, and TUI UK announcing MLB as its new gateway to Florida for all its customers beginning in early 2022. These announcements have sparked millions in investment with a terminal renovation and expansion project underway and the development of a unique fly-in hotel that will have access to the airfield and the passenger terminal, and have a rooftop bar so aviation enthusiasts, travelers and visitors can view the airport’s scenic views.

To view the global list of Top 10 Scenic Airports, click here.

To view the regional rankings, click here.


Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) is an award-winning airport, named Florida’s 2019 Commercial Service Airport of the Year by FDOT and #1 Most Scenic Airport Approach in the U.S.A. by Located on the Central Florida coast, MLB currently provides nonstop service to Charlotte (CLT) on American Airlines and Atlanta (ATL) on Delta Air Lines. TUI UK’s arrival in 2022 has sparked plans to invest millions of dollars into MLB’s terminal to provide an ultimate travel experience for all airport customers.  MLB has gained global recognition as an epicenter for aviation, aerospace and defense, home to Northrop Grumman, L3Harris, Embraer, Collins Aerospace, and most recently Aerion Supersonic. For additional information, visit or follow @FlyMLB on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.