ORLANDO, FL. — The City Beautiful and the City of Light have reconnected. On Monday, July 31, 2017, the inaugural Norwegian Airlines flight from Paris to Orlando landed at Orlando International Airport (MCO). The new service between the two world-class destinations marks the 18th international route and fifth transatlantic route added in the last three years at MCO.
“By connecting Orlando and Paris, we create opportunities for tourism and business between two of the world’s most-visited and dynamic cities,” said Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
“Orlando International Airport is pleased to continue offering exciting travel options to desirable global destinations.” Norwegian Airlines’ weekly service between Orlando International Airport and Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) departs Paris on Monday at 5:00 p.m. and arrives in Orlando at 8:50 p.m. The return flight departs MCO on Monday at 10:50 p.m., arriving at CDG on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Norwegian will operate the service using Boeing 787-8 aircraft with 291 seats (32 Premium Cabin/259 Economy Cabin).
Popular attractions in Paris include the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur and The Louvre, which is the most visited art museum in the world. Previous service between Orlando and Paris was operated by Air France from June 2011 to September 2012.
Basic MCO information:
With more than 43 million annual passengers, MCO is the second busiest airport in Florida and 13th busiest in the U.S. The airport is centrally located and is within a two hour drive of 60 percent of the state’s population. MCO 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®.