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1/29/2009 - JetBlue Begins International Service Between Bogota, Colombia and Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL. - Orlando International Airport (MCO) expands its global connections with the addition of JetBlue’s new daily non-stop service to Bogota, Colombia. After more than a decade of efforts to establish air service with Colombia, at 5:55 p.m. on January 29th 2009, JetBlue Airways launched its newest international service from Orlando International.

The local economic impact of the new service is estimated at 44 million dollars annually. In addition to the economic importance, this new service provides a direct cultural and social connection to the second largest Hispanic market in Central Florida.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Ramon Ojeda, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Steve Gardner, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority,
Dave Barger, CEO JetBlue Airways (center) and JetBlue team members
cut the ribbon to launch new daily non-stop service between Orlando International and Bogota, Colombia.

International traffic was the highlight and strength of passenger activity at MCO in 2008. JetBlue’s addition of Bogota service compliments other recent international service launches by TAM Airlines to Sao Paulo, Brazil and Mexicana direct service to Mexico City.

Orlando International is the busiest passenger airport in Florida with over 35 million travelers annually.

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For more information contact Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.

 

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