Jetblue15 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 273 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1995 times:
Read an article in the latest Airways. Do people use this airport as an alternate to MCO. Why don't more carriers use this airport with there smaller A/C?? All I know of is Delta's Comair and some local FL carriers.
Nm19371 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1965 times:
I know that Spirit flew MD-80s to Melbourne from (Washington National)DCA in 1999-2001 - but the service was kind of sporadic. I agree, more airlines should fly there since theres alot of aviation/hi-tech businesses nearby with the space center and the beaches are pretty popular with tourists.
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12242 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1955 times:
I am surprised that with the growth of the cruise lines sailing out of Port Canaveral that this airport has not seen a growth spurt. Flew in there once and after MCO it was a treat in and out in a second....
MIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1898 times:
yes melbourne is at least an hour drive from Orlando, it's actually a rather long drive. All I ever seen there is once a Spirit MD80 and last time a Delta MD80. An ex-Trans Air Link DC6 has been there for a few years, props removed last I time I saw it.
A few years back an airline based there with some DC-9s painted on a red livery was going to start operations. If I recall correctly this information was posted on the airport's webpage. I guess it never started.
DB777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 885 posts, RR: 41
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1765 times:
MCO is a straight shot on the Beeline Expressway to Port Canaveral where the cruise ships dock. I've made it two or three times in 30-35 minutes, which is probably the same amount of time it takes to get there from MLB. I just can't see carriers moving flights to MLB from MCO when the Orlando market is so much larger for other than cruise ship passengers. MLB is a nice airport and it's a shame it's so close to MCO.
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American757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1701 times:
I agree, Melbourne is not that far from Orlando. I just got home from Orlando tonight, and yesterday we drove to Melbourne to catch some rays at the beach, but after 15 minutes of being there I threw up, so we drove back to Orlando. I would say it was no more than 40 mins each way.