21 AUGUST 2017
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Competition for post-Brexit business in Europe takes another major step next year when Delta Air Lines links Florida to the Netherlands and dozens of onward connections with a new service between Orlando and Amsterdam from 30 March 2018.
Senior vice-president transatlantic Dwight James said: “The flight will be the only daily non-stop between the two points, with our partnership with Air France, KLM and Alitalia making connecting through Europe easy and convenient via our Amsterdam hub.”
Delta will fly the Boeing B767-300ER on the route with Delta One, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin seating, with wi-fi, personal in-flight seatback entertainment screen and power ports. Free meals and drinks will also be provided in all cabins.
The development was welcomed by Orlando International Airport executive director Phil Brown, who said: “The connections offered for the central Florida community to other world markets will certainly increase the airport’s access as a global gateway.”
Delta has served Orlando since 1959 and today averages some 55 departures a day to São Paulo, Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St Paul, New York City, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Raleigh/Durham.
The airline also offers weekly non-stop service at Orlando to Cancun, Columbus, Kansas City, Louisville, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Pittsburgh, St Louis and Washington-Reagan National.
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