10/30/2007 - Orlando Welcomes The World as Lufthansa Lands at Orlando International Airport
ORLANDO, FL. - When Lufthansa flight LH464 touched down at 7:30 p.m. at Orlando International Airport (MCO) today, it opened a host of travel opportunities for Orlando and Central Florida tourists and business travelers with six flights per week.
“With Lufthansa’s arrival we now have another opportunity to showcase Orlando and Central Florida to the rest of the world. The success of this new relationship opens the door to business development and tourism to nearly 60 new international locations including one-stop service to markets in Europe, Asia, Africa and China,” says Jeff Fuqua, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
Aaron Blouin, Lufthansa’s Orlando Station Manager
welcomes the world to the airline’s newest North American gateway.
Orlando is now the 20th North American gateway for Lufthansa. Daily service to and from MCO, except for Saturday, connects travelers to Lufthansa’s Frankfurt, Germany hub providing one stop access to nearly 100 countries around the world.
“We’re excited to now be a part of Orlando’s business community, and we look forward to a great partnership with our customers,” said Jens Bischof, Vice President, the Americas for Lufthansa. “Global business travelers, in particular, will enjoy the high-quality, premium service for which Lufthansa is known.”
The direct and indirect economic impact of every single A330-300 Lufthansa aircraft that arrives at MCO brings 206 thousand dollars to the Central Florida area.
The addition of Lufthansa helps increase the total number of international flights at MCO by nearly 17.5% and the total number of seats by over 19.3% over this time last year.
Lufthansa is one of the world’s ten largest airlines and is the second largest European carrier.
Orlando International Airport, the busiest passenger airport in Florida with nearly 36 million passengers annually, is also the best large airport in customer service according to a 2007 Airport Revenue News Magazine survey.
For more information, contact, Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at (407) 825-2055.
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