ORLANDO, FL. – An AeroMéxico flight arriving today from Mexico City marked the first international carrier to resume air service at Orlando International Airport (MCO) since May 21.
The arriving flight landed at 1:50 p.m. with 120 passengers booked. The flight was greeted with a water salute to celebrate the occasion. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, international air service has been limited to only two-to-three flights a week and offered exclusively by domestic air carriers. AeroMéxico last operated at Orlando International March 30th.
“AeroMéxico resuming service to Central Florida continues putting our destination on the path toward economic recovery,” said Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “We welcome this resumption of service by an international air carrier at a time when we’ve seen an uptick in domestic passenger traffic.”
Today’s outbound flight had 160 passengers booked.
Next month, AeroMéxico will celebrate its 26th year providing air service at Orlando International. In 2019, the airline had more than 163,000 passengers traveling to and from our airport. The airline provides year-round non-stop service to Mexico City, and seasonal non-stop service to Monterrey.
The airline’s Mexico City flights will be Mondays and Fridays until July, when service will increase to four times a week.
Basic MCO Information: In 2019, Orlando International Airport (MCO) was the busiest airport in Florida and 10th busiest in the U.S. with more than 50 million annual passengers. MCO is currently engaged in a $4.2 billion Capital Improvement Program to increase capacity and enhance customer convenience.