Orlando International Airport Welcomes Multiple New International Routes

Press Release
TAM (Rio) water salute

Inaugural TAM flight from Rio de Janeiro and inaugural Eurowings flight from Cologne, Germany greeted with a water salute from Airport Rescue Fire Fighters (ARFF) at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL. – Orlando International Airport (MCO) expands its international travel and business opportunities for Central Florida corporate and leisure fliers. From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Zurich, Switzerland and Cologne, Germany to Paris, France, Orlando International welcomes more of the world to the most visited destination in the country. According to the latest figures from Visit Orlando, Central Florida continues to build upon its record visitation with over 68 million in 2016.

“While supplying more domestic non-stop service than any other airport in Florida, we have also made an asserted effort to enhance our international offerings and the addition of these exciting new routes helps us fulfill our ongoing commitment to Central Florida’s business and leisure travelers,” says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

New international service arriving at MCO:

TAM Rio de Janeiro 3/week July 2
Eurowings Cologne 3/week July 7
norwegian Paris/CDG 1/week July 31
LAN Santiago 2/week July 6 – August 31

TAM will fly Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 221 seat capacity.
Norwegian will fly Boeing 787-800 aircraft with 291 available seats.
While Eurowings flies an Airbus A330-200 aircraft with 310 seats.

Along with the above additions, MCO welcomes the return of Edelweiss with service to Zurich, Switzerland in January 2018 with weekly year-round service on an Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

Rio de Janeiro was MCOs largest unserved Latin American market. With TAMs new service, MCO welcomes back a vital South American link as the Brazilian economy continues to recover and grow.

Combined, all of the new service is expected to generate in excess of $75 million in economic impact for the Central Florida region.

Basic MCO information:
With an overall total of more than 42 million annual passengers, MCO is the second busiest airport in Florida and 13th busiest in the U.S. The airport has 18,000 employees and generates $31 billion in direct and indirect revenue for the regional economy. Orlando International Airport strives to value and delight its customers through an airport-wide focus and design concept known as The Orlando Experience®.