MELBOURNE, Fla. (June 24, 2020) – Delta Air Lines and American Airlines will be adding to their daily flight schedules at Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) beginning in early July. Delta Air Lines’ daily schedule to Atlanta (ATL) will be increased from one daily flight to twice a day beginning July 2, just in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. American Airlines’ daily schedule to Charlotte (CLT) will be increased from one daily flight to twice a day beginning July 6, and then increasing again to three times a day on July 9.
Both airlines have continued to operate at MLB on a minimal schedule throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Fall schedules for American and Delta indicate further increases in frequency at MLB.
“We are grateful to our airline partners and their decision to add back air service options to our community and business travelers,” said Airport Executive Director Greg Donovan, A.A.E. “We are working with Delta and American to continue this trend in bringing back additional flights to MLB and aim to expand them beyond where they were before the pandemic began. Our airport has a major advantage over larger, crowded airports because we have the space to provide new recommended safety practices to airline passengers.”
Over the last month, MLB airport officials have implemented a safety program throughout the terminal to protect the health of the traveling public. New initiatives include reconfiguration of queues, the spread of terminal seating, visual guides to encourage physical distancing, enhanced cleaning procedures, and a new website outlining the improvements made along every step of the travel experience at MLB. The new website can be found at FlyMLBsafely.com.
The return of flights from American and Delta arrive just in time as major corporations around the airport begin to resume business travel. The new flights will also improve options for leisure travelers coming to the Space Coast for the AAU Junior Olympic Games set to take place in late July.
MLB’s airlines are leading the travel industry with new cleaning, safety and health procedures. The latest safety measures can be found at Delta’s News Hub and American’s Newsroom. MLB encourages passengers to visit Delta’s Travel Update Center and American’s Travel Updates webpage before traveling.
ABOUT ORLANDO MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MLB)
Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) is an award-winning airport, named Florida’s 2019 Commercial Service Airport of the Year by FDOT and #1 Most Scenic Airport Approach in the U.S.A. by PrivateFly.com. Located on the Central Florida coast, MLB serves nearly 500,000 passengers annually with current nonstop service to Charlotte (CLT) on American Airlines and Atlanta (ATL) on Delta Air Lines. TUI UK’s arrival in 2022 has sparked plans to invest millions of dollars into MLB’s terminal to provide an ultimate travel experience for all airport customers. MLB has gained global recognition as an epicenter for aviation, aerospace and defense, home to Northrop Grumman, L3Harris, Embraer, Collins Aerospace, and most recently Aerion Supersonic. For additional information, visit www.MLBair.com or follow @FlyMLB on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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