MELBOURNE, Fla. (June 3, 2015) — Delta Air Lines is adding new service to accommodate the demand for commercial air travel via Melbourne International Airport (MLB) with the addition of a new non-stop evening flight to Atlanta starting Thursday, June 4, 2015. The new flight potentially increases MLB’s passenger service by 31,200 passengers per year. This announcement is on the heels of MLB experiencing a year-to-date commercial passenger increase of 15%.
The additional service is being provided nearly daily, Sunday through Friday, and is timed and positioned to provide more options for MLB’s growing base of business and leisure travelers. Weekend trips to Atlanta’s hot spots, sports, shopping and culture is easily within reach with the quick non-stop flights. And business travelers welcome the early evening return home to the Space Coast.
Delta Air Lines Flight #4910 will depart Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 5:39 p.m. and arrive at MLB at 7:14 p.m. The flight will then depart MLB at 7:39 p.m., arriving in Atlanta at 9:14 p.m. The new flight will be operated by Delta Air Lines’ Connection Carrier Express Jet.
About Melbourne International Airport
Melbourne International Airport is located on the Atlantic coast of Central Florida and is credited with generating more than $1 billion per year in economic activity for the Space Coast region. Known as “America’s fastest growing Aviation/Aerospace Manufacturing Center”, a newly constructed 83,000 sq. ft. maintenance hangar designed to house the largest commercial aircraft is part of a growing airfield complex. MLB boasts tenants such as aviation giants Harris Corp., Embraer, Northrop Grumman and Rockwell Collins. It is the closest airport to Port Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center/NASA and the surfing capital of Cocoa Beach. Currently served by Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Baer Air and Elite Airways, the facility features three runways, a 200,000 square-foot terminal, a 40,000 square-foot fully-outfitted customs facility and is part of FTZ #136. It recently announced plans for a terminal transformation project, along with a new ATC tower.