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Flights To MCO

Tue Aug 29, 2000 7:30 am

Why is there such a large market to MCO. Several airlines operate large planes into MCO, especially Delta from ATL (777, 767, L1011). Why is this such a big market?
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RE: Flights To MCO

Tue Aug 29, 2000 7:47 am

Just a guess, but there are many tourist destinations within Orlando such as Disney World.

RE: Flights To MCO

Tue Aug 29, 2000 7:48 am

Two words, Disney World

RE: Flights To MCO

Tue Aug 29, 2000 8:48 am

Yeah, the greater Orlando area, Orange County Florida has more hotels than other metropolitan area in the world! Not the most hotel rooms, that distinction goes to Las Vegas, but Orlando is a huge tourist center, perhaps the largest in the country. Airlines (and people) clamor to get to Orlando for:

Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom
EPCOT Center
Animal Kingdom
Disney MGM Studios
Like 4 water parks
Downtown Disney (shopping and entertainment)
around 15 on property hotels

Univerisal Studios Escape
Univerisal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Islands of Adventure
CityWalk (shopping and entertainment)
Loews Portofino Bay Resort
Wet N Wild (water park)


Bay Hill Country Club
Home to: T. Woods, M. Calcavechia, A. Palmer and others. Also the TPC at Bay Hill Invitational annual (and prestigious golf tourney).

Wealthy neighborhoods including the aforementioned, Winter Park, and Islesworth CC.

More Americans spend their honeymoon in the greater Orlando area than anywhere else in the world.

The city itself also has Florida's #3 population base.

The University of Central Florida, Rollins College, and several otehr community colleges call greater Orlando home.

Delta Express is based at MCO. AirTran is headquartered there.
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Orlando Is The Nation's Vacation Destination

Tue Aug 29, 2000 9:07 am

I am a fairly new resident of Orlando, but I have quickly learned that Orlando is the most popular tourist destination in the USA (and maybe the world.) Orlando is only the 39 largest city in the country, and yet its airport ranks as the 15th largest. This shows the power of tourism. Orlando has more hotel rooms than any city in the world except for Las Vegas.
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Tue Aug 29, 2000 9:51 am

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RE: Flights To MCO

Tue Aug 29, 2000 4:33 pm

I know that Delta uses 767s on flights from CVG to MCO
to handle the large demand for this destination.
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RE: Flights To MCO

Tue Aug 29, 2000 4:40 pm

I know that Northwest flies DC-10-40's, 757's, and A320's from DTW to MCO.

Delta flies big planes to all the florida destinations.
SRQ-757 (they practically own the airport)!!

My views as expressed above are my views alone and do not constitute the views of my employer.

RE: Flights To MCO

Tue Aug 29, 2000 5:02 pm

Even though AirTran doesn't have any big planes, half of the flights to MCO were on 737 which has 21 more coach seats, but 8 less business class than the DC9. The extra coach seats come in handy, since there are more leisure travelers and less business on that route. It looks like the route to MCO is going to be the last route the 732s fly, considering they only have 3-4 planes left, and fly ATL-MCO 6 times.

RE: Flights To MCO

Tue Aug 29, 2000 6:02 pm

Have checked for flights next year on Delta Express and they have not posted anything for trips to MCO from ALB. Wonder if they are pulling out of ALB at the end of the year? Southwest is probably dominating ALB with their 3 daily flights to MCO. MetroJet still has flights listed to MCO for next year even though they will be probably merging with United.
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Have You Heard Of Disneyworld?

Tue Aug 29, 2000 8:31 pm

Orlando has Disneyworld, Sea World, Universal Studios, MGM Studios, etc.. Many people from all over the world want to go there, so obviously, you can't use just RJ's or 737's to get all those people in there.

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RE: Flights To MCO

Wed Aug 30, 2000 7:26 am

Also, Orlando is a cheaper alternative to Jacksonville, Daytona Beach and St. Augustine (all of Northeast FL). When I flew out of there this summer, every time I turned around there was a group of oriental people with mickey mouse ears on, so yes, it is a big tourist destination.

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