Nonstop flights to Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) in Florida from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will be starting February 16, 2019. The Central Florida airport is located in the heart of the tourism region and is the closest airport to NASA rocket launches, Port Canaveral’s cruises, and beaches.
Flights will be via American Airlines and will depart Saturdays from Philadelphia at 8:05 a.m., arriving in Florida at 10:48 a.m. The Embraer 175 jet arrival time syncs perfectly with cruise ship noon early boarding. Melbourne Airport Express offers nonstop shuttle service to the port, and all major rental car companies are onsite. The return flight to PHL departs at 11:24 a.m. and arrives in PHL at 1:55 p.m., with enough time to connect to some of American’s largest international destinations, including recently announced summer service to Dubrovnik, Croatia and Bologna, Italy.
MLB Airport Executive Director Greg Donovan, A.A.E. welcomes the expansion of flights from American Airlines and anticipates more flights to serve the more relaxed family-friendly atmosphere found via MLB.