10/17/2011 - Orlando International Airport Increases International Travel Opportunities
Orlando, FL - Orlando International Airport is gaining three new international destinations as part of a significant expansion by five airlines during the next several months. Monterrey, Mexico; Kingston, Jamaica, and Santiago, Chile will become new nonstop destinations for Central Florida residents. In addition, TAM of Brazil and British Airways are adding new frequencies to Sao Paulo, Brazil, and London, England, respectively.
Orlando International on Sept. 15 welcomed Air Jamaica/Caribbean Airlines’ new twice-weekly nonstop flight to Kingston, Jamaica. In addition, growing Mexican
carrier VivaAerobus will begin nonstop Saturday-only flights to Monterrey, Mexico on Saturday, November 19.
The newest intercontinental destination comes to Orlando in January 2012, as one of the leading carriers in South America, LAN, will begin flying nonstop
seasonally from Santiago, Chile to Orlando.
In addition, TAM of Brazil has recently begun its’ second daily wide body aircraft operating nonstop from Orlando to Sao Paulo, Brazil. Flights began in August
and will continue due to high demand. In a decision this week, British Airways has decided to operate 10 weekly round trip frequencies between London and
Orlando in summer 2012. On Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays British Airways will operate double daily service to London, while operating single daily
flights on the other days of the week.
"This is a great day for Orlando, which continues to be the destination of choice for the world's leading airlines," said Phillip Brown, Executive Director of the
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. "These flights mean an extra 12,500 passengers each month and millions of dollars in economic stimulus to Central
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