It looks like everyone is looking to dust off either their mouse ears or Harry Potter robe and head off to Orlando this summer. As a matter of fact, there’s a new report that says flights to dozens of destinations are returning to Orlando, which could only mean that families from all over the country are looking to spend their first vaccinated vacation in Central Florida. Here’s what you need to know.
More Airlines Are Adding Routes To Orlando This Summer
MCO might be Orlando International Airport’s official airport code but it could easily become Mickey’s Club Operations, seeing how so many families will be traveling through the airport this summer to get to Walt Disney World.
In the latest announcement of American Airlines’ summer schedule, Orlando International Airport (MCO) is getting eight new routes. Citing strong travel demand, American Airlines is offering more than 150 new routes across its network overall. The airline is expecting to fly more than 90% of its domestic seat capacity compared to summer 2019.
The airline is adding eight new Saturday-only routes to MCO from:
- Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Alabama
- Dayton International Airport (DAY) in Ohio
- Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in Indiana
- Memphis International Airport (MEM) in Tennessee
- Nashville International Airport (BNA) in Tennessee
- Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) in Pennsylvania
- Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in North Carolina
If that weren’t enough, there are more airlines looking to make things easier on Disney and Universal travelers this summer. Additional flights to MCO include:
New nonstop service from Manchester, U.K., starting July 29. Flight may be up to five times a week.
Nonstop flights to Rochester, New York, starting May 20; San Jose, Costa Rica, starting July 1; and St. Maarten, starting July 10.
Flights to Honolulu from June 1 to Aug.10.
Flights from Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina, starting in November and December, respectively.
Saturday flight to Houston starting April 17
New daily routes to Louisville, Kentucky, starting May 27; St. Louis starting May 27; and Milwaukee starting June 24.
Starting Sept. 2, two new flights to Indianapolis and Hartford, Connecticut.
Three weekly flights to Medellin, Colombia, starting on June 10.
In addition to all of the above, Emirates Airlines will resume flights to Dubai from Orlando beginning June 2. Also, Lufthansa will restart flights to Frankfurt on June 2. Virgin Atlantic, the British airlines, will fly to Belfast, Glasgow, London and Manchester in June.