Friday, February 16, 2018

Orlando International Airport (KMCO) gets new flights to Alabama

Orlando International Airport will get daily nonstop service from Huntsville International Airport starting May 23, Silver Airways announced this week.

Introductory fares are starting $99 between May and December, the company said.

Currently, no other airlines provide direct service to Huntsville from Orlando, according to Orlando airport’s website.

“We are very excited to announce our first growth market utilizing our new fleet of ATR-600 aircraft that will begin arriving in May,” said Jason Bewley, president of Silver Airways, in a press release.

“Considering NASA, Huntsville and Florida’s space coast have many close ties, and we expect this new nonstop service to attract business travelers and vacationers alike headed to Orlando and beyond to Silver’s many destinations in Florida and the Bahamas.”

Added Rick Tucker, Huntville airport’s executive director, “This has been one of Huntsville’s most requested destinations by our passengers and so it is exciting to have this new carrier to fulfill that request.”

The latest flight service comes during what’s been a crowded year at the Orlando International Airport.

The airport recorded 44.6 million passengers in 2017 and became the busiest airport in the state as airlines added more than 3 million passenger seats in the market, according to a press release this month from the airport.

Airport officials are predicting the growth to continue in 2018.

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