Nonstop Routes from MCO Should Help Tourism Rebound

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — So considerably this calendar year, at the very least a few airlines have introduced new nonstop routes to Orlando International Airport, connecting Central Florida to new domestic and global locations.

What You Want To Know

  •  Three airways have announced new nonstop routes to Orlando Worldwide Airport so much this 12 months
  •  Aer Lingus, Frontier and Hawaiian Airways have all opened new routes to Central Florida
  • Officials with Frontier Airlines say that Orlando is a prime market, even all through the COVID-19 pandemic

Spectrum News 13 was there earlier this thirty day period as Hawaiian Airlines’ very first nonstop flight from Honolulu landed in Orlando.

Just very last week, Irish Airline Aer Lingus announced new nonstop services involving Manchester, U.K and Orlando. 

Frontier Airways now has 5 new nonstop routes from Orlando. 

Frontier Airways leadership mentioned Orlando is a top market even throughout the pandemic.

“It really is cold, men and women have been trapped indoors. But, you’ve acquired the chance even if they are even now worried about the coronavirus, they can be in a lot of outdoor pursuits here,” Frontier Airways President/CEO Barry Biffle explained.

At a time exactly where leisure journey is bouncing back again faster than organization, Hawaiian Airlines stated it’s time to hook up two top leisure places.

“We’ve been searching at Orlando for a long time. You can find a whole lot of pent up travel demand for persons to go to distinct destinations. I imagine folks also price nonstop support,” Hawaiian Airways VP of Airport Functions Jeff Helfrick reported.

Hawaiian Airways is escalating assistance to a few situations a 7 days about the summer season due to the fact of the already high demand from customers.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said with these new routes, our tourism industry really should recuperate quicker than originally considered.

“Doing work with our hospitality and lodge field to be certain that they are prepared, that they have all of the sanitary protocols in location to maintain persons safe and sound,” Mayor Demings stated on the continuing energy.

After a rock bottom April 2020 selection of $765,000, the biggest fall in county history, new routes will also keep on to improve the county’s Tourist Improvement Tax.

“To assistance our many venues, but also to make an expenditure in our cultural arts, even our sports activities-incentive systems, they all reward,” Mayor Demings said.

​The latest info from the Higher Orlando Aviation Authority displays a 762% boost in passenger departures from March 26,2020 compared to final 7 days on March 25, 2021.

These quantities are ahead of original spring break projections.

We requested Aer Lingus previous week for extra facts on the new route. An airline spokesperson claimed:

“Aer Lingus introduced flights for sale from Manchester to the United States and Barbados from Manchester Airport currently. The flights are operated by its Uk subsidiary Aer Lingus (U.K.) Minimal.  Income are now only accessible for Uk originating flights and are not at this time offered to folks in the United States, due to the ongoing regulatory method.”