ORLANDO, FL — The Netherlands is world-renowned for its windmills, tulips and artistic masters. Those wonders will soon be just a non-stop flight away from Central Florida. Beginning March 30, 2018, Delta Air Lines, in partnership with KLM/Air France, will begin offering new service from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport (AMS).
The new service will operate daily with departing flights scheduled to leave MCO at 9:45 p.m. arriving at AMS at 12:45 p.m., with the return flight departing AMS at 1:15 p.m. and arriving at MCO at 5:41 p.m. The service will be operated on Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 225 seats (25 Business/200 coach).
Amsterdam becomes the 57th international non-stop route from Orlando International Airport and the 19th added in the last three years. Amsterdam is a key route addition for Orlando. AMS is not only MCO’s fourth largest unserved international market, it also provides access to Schiphol’s extensive route network, the fourth largest in the world with non-stop service to 254 destinations.
“This is great news,” said Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “Service to Amsterdam will benefit the local community by generating an estimated $80 million in annual economic impact to Central Florida.”
“New service to a vibrant city like Amsterdam reinforces the international appeal of Central Florida to global travelers,” said Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “It also provides connections to Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.”
Basic MCO information:
With more than 43 million annual passengers, MCO is the second busiest airport in Florida and 13th busiest in the U.S. The airport is centrally located and within a two hour drive for 60 percent of the state’s residents. MCO has 18,000 employees and generates $31 billion in revenue for the regional economy. Orlando International Airport strives to value and delight its customers through an airport-wide design concept known as The Orlando Experience®.