MELBOURNE, Fla. (December 15, 2020) – American Airlines has announced seasonal Saturday service between Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) beginning on February 13, 2021 through April 3, 2021. The weekly flights depart DFW on Saturdays at 12:40 p.m. (CST) and arrive to MLB at 4:16 p.m. (EST), and then depart MLB at 5:00 p.m. (EST) and arrive back to DFW at 7:10 p.m. (CST). The flights will be operated on American’s 76-seat duel class CRJ-900 aircraft.
“This is the first west coast connection service our airport has seen in decades and we are grateful American Airlines has recognized the long awaited need,” said Greg Donovan, A.A.E., executive director at Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB). “These introductory flights are a huge opportunity for our community’s business and leisure travelers to prove to our airline partner that this service is desired, will be used, and can grow.”
As American Airlines’ largest hub airport, DFW will provide a west coast connection for business and leisure travelers flying from MLB. Several businesses on MLB’s campus, including Northrop Grumman and Aerion Supersonic, and surrounding companies in the space program have major links to areas out west.
The new flights are also introduced as an additional option to access Florida’s beaches during the Spring Break season.
“MLB is an excellent option for families, couples and more looking to travel to Central Florida’s beaches,” said Brian Znotins, American’s Vice President of Network Planning. “DFW is our largest hub and this new service will provide countless communities and passengers with another great option during the peak Spring Break season.”
Flying to MLB will land passengers right in the heart of Florida’s Space Coast which is a perfect destination for travelers looking to satisfy their pent up desire for a getaway. Spacious beaches, uncrowded attractions and frequent rocket launches from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center provide a safe option to enjoy much needed vacations.
MLB also provides a calm, clean and uncongested option for travelers coming to Central Florida as a smaller airport. Enhanced safety procedures and initiatives have been implemented along every step of the travel experience at MLB, and passengers can learn more by visiting FlyMLBsafely.com.