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User currently offlineThomacf From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 550 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1277 times:

My favorite airport is Orlando International. I have flown in there so many times and remember the days when all sorts of widebodies were in there. Now it is just 737's and 757's. The only exciting thing is a Delta L-1011, but those will be gone soon or a Northwest DC-10. I thought the tourism there is growing and growing so why aren't there more 767's, 777's, large Airbuses and especially 747's. I also wonder why there really isn't much international traffic. I never see European airlines in there. It seems like the airport is less busy now, but the passenger traffic is up. Does anyone have an answer to these questions?

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User currently offlineGyro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1226 times:

I guess the Europeans got tired of Mickey Mouse!!!

User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

Doesnt Virgin Atlantic fly in there? I love how the terminals are serperate and you have to take the train thing to the gate. The only problem I had was the lines for security were so long, it took about 10 mins to get through security, then there were so many people we had to wait for the train for another 5 minutes.

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5519 posts, RR: 49
Reply 3, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1215 times:

Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Martin Air, LTU, Iceland Air, Citybird, are the only European ones I can think of that come in here. Virgin and BA bring in 747's, Delta has 3-4 777 flights into here a day. Maybe the reason you never see them is because they start to arrive around 3pm.

User currently offlineMrAirbus From Belgium, joined Jun 2000, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

CityBird (a small Belgian airline) flies BRU-MCO-MIA-BRU (Brussels) every Wednesday with a 767-300ER. If you have ever been to MCO on a Wednesday you should have seen them. Their planes are totaly green with white and orange on them.

Than there is Martinair, the other Dutch airline, flying to from and to AMS (Amsterdam) 4 times a week, using a 767-300 3 times a week and a MD-11 once a week.

Don't forget the famous Virgin Atlantic with their daily service from and to LGW (London Gatwick) with a 747. They also fly from and to MAN (Manchester) 3 times a week, also with a 747.

British Airways also flies from and to LGW with a 747 (I think they use a 747-400)

LTU, the second largest German airline, flies a 767 from and to DUS (Düsseldorf).

And last but not least, the well known, good service and cheap price from Icelandair with their service from and to KEF (Keflavik) with a 757-200

User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

Don't forget that Orlando is an almost pure tourist destination. And when there are tourists, there are charters. Britannia had 3 767s come in when I was there in July. But the majority of charters come in at Orlando-Sanford.

User currently offlineBranVan3K From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 168 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1190 times:

IF i am not mistaken, doesn't orlando have ANOTHER airport? An ex military base, perhaps??

I do remember lots of Euro-charters using that one rather than MCO int'l...

User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1164 times:

Sanford Airport is marketing themselves to European Charter carriers as a cheap alternative to MCO. There are several Latin American carriers operating to MCO, VARIG, Mexicana, and Aeromexico ( I think ) to name the few.

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