ORLANDO, FL — Windmills, tulips, art museums and picturesque canals & bridges are now just a single flight away. New non-stop service connecting Central Florida and Amsterdam, Netherlands begins tomorrow, March 30, 2018. Delta Air Lines, in partnership with KLM/Air France, will fly between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport (AMS).
Delta will offer daily service on Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with Delta One, Delta Comfort+ and Economy seating. This will be the first connection to Amsterdam from MCO since Martinair ended service in 2011. Prior to the seven year hiatus, MCO had non-stop service to Amsterdam for 22 years.
“New service to a vibrant city like Amsterdam reinforces the strength of MCO’s international route network,” says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “This new route also provides connections to Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.”
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 airport route network, the fourth largest in the world with non-stop service to 254 destinations. The new service is expected to generate $67 million in economic impact for 296 operations per year to Central Florida.
Other recent new service announcements at MCO include: Virgin Atlantic to Belfast, Northern Ireland on March 26, 2018; Frontier to Tulsa, Albuquerque and San Antonio on April 8, Austin on April 9 and Birmingham on April 13; Southwest Airlines to Oakland beginning April 14.
Basic MCO information:
Ranked by J.D. Power “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Mega Airports” in 2017. With 45 million annual passengers, MCO is the busiest airport in Florida and 13th busiest in the U.S. MCO has 21,000 badged 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®.