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8/17/2005 - Orlando International Airport Tops State in Non-Stop Domestic Destinations

 

ORLANDO, FL. Orlando International Airport has more direct, non-stop destinations than any airport in Florida with 88 markets served. Growth to new cities including Charlottesville, Virginia; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Ft. Myers, Florida; Ft. Wayne, Indiana and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pennsylvania helped to secure Orlando Internationals position as the 13th busiest airport in the nation for scheduled, direct non-stop destinations ahead of Washington Dulles, Newark and St. Louis.

"This is affirmation that our efforts to keep costs low for the airlines and passengers are working. The 10 percent increase in the number of cities served gives travelers new options that they’ve never had before to travel to and from Central Florida," says C.W. "Bill" Jennings, Executive Director for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

Along with service to new cities, many airlines are adding frequencies to cities already served from Orlando International. Delta and Delta Connection carriers are adding 154 flights per week to their schedule beginning this fall. JetBlue Airways is adding 28 flights per week to Newark, New Jersey. AirTran Airways is starting daily service to Detroit and USA 3000 is adding service to Cleveland, Newark, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

"We are now at 88 cities served and counting which outpaces all other Florida airports and most other airports in the nation. This is a new record for us. This success encourages us to continue targeting underserved markets and building relationships between the airlines, these cities and Orlando International," says Victoria Jaramillo, Director of Marketing and International Development for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

Non-stop flights save time for business and leisure travelers and may allow domestic and international visitors to spend more time In Orlando. International, non-stop travel has also been given a boost with Spirit Airlines starting service to Nassau, Bahamas; Montego Bay, Jamaica and Air Canada adding service to Calgary, Montreal and Ottawa.

Orlando International is served by more than 50 carriers with scheduled, non-stop service to 106 domestic and international destinations, the highest total ever. Orlando International became the busiest airport in Florida last year with over 31.1 million passengers.

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For more information, contact Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at (407) 825-2055.

Orlando International Airport Planned New Service

Destination

Airline

Start Date

Flights/Week

NEW DESTINATIONS FROM ORLANDO

Charlottesville, VA

Delta Connection

November 1

7

Chattanooga, TN

Delta Connection

October 24

7

Fayetteville, AR

Delta Connection

October 10

7

Ft. Myers, FL

Southwest

October 2

21

Ft. Wayne, IN

Delta Connection

October 10

7

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA

Hooters Air

October 28

2

NEW AIRLINES ENTERING EXISTING ORLANDO MARKETS

Austin, TX

Delta Connection

October 24

14

Calgary, Alberta

Air Canada

December 17

2

Cleveland, OH

USA 3000

September 1

3

Detroit, MI

AirTran Airways

November 8

7

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Spirit

November 10

7

Jackson, MS

Delta Connection

November 1

7

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Spirit

November 10

7

Montreal/Dorval, Quebec

Air Canada

November 4

4

Nassau, Bahamas

Spirit

November 10

7

Newark, NJ

JetBlue

October 5

28

Newark, NJ

USA 3000

August 31

5

Ottawa, Ontario

Air Canada

December 17

7

Philadelphia, PA

USA 3000

September 2

4

Pittsburgh, PA

USA 3000

September 1

3

San Francisco, CA

Delta/Song

November 4

3

Note: Excludes service additions with a frequency of less than 2 flights per week

 

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