Delta Airlines, in a partnership with Air France-KLM, will start a route between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport (AMS) on March 30, 2018. It will be Delta’s first European destination from MCO.
“Our new flight will be the only daily non-stop service between Orlando and Amsterdam, improving access between these cities,” said Dwight James, Delta’s Senior Vice President Transatlantic. “Not only are we enabling customers’ easy access to Florida’s main attractions, but our partnership with Air France, KLM, and Alitalia makes connecting throughout Europe easy and convenient via our Amsterdam hub.”
Delta will use Boeing 767-300ER aircraft in a two-class configuration on the route. The planes will feature Delta One business class.
Flights will be operated daily. Service will depart Orlando at 9:45pm and arrive in AMS at 12:45pm the next day. Service will then depart from Amsterdam at 1:15pm and arrive in Orlando at 5:40pm.
“This is great news,” said Frank Kruppenbacher, chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “Service to Amsterdam will benefit the local community by generating an estimated $80 million in annual economic impact to Central Florida.”
Delta offers around 55 departures “on an average day” from Orlando. Destinations include Sao Paulo, Atlanta, Boston, LA, Miami, and New York. Delta’s weekly service at MCO includes flights to Cancun, Columbus, Kansas City, Louisville, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Washington-Reagan.