Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Delta to commence Orlando to Amsterdam nonstop Mar. 30

Atlanta-headquartered Delta Air Lines will begin offering a direct link from central Florida to The Netherlands when it commences nonstop service linking Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) on March 30.

“Our new flight will be the only daily nonstop service between Orlando and Amsterdam,” Dwight James, Delta’s Senior Vice President - Trans-Atlantic, said, noting that the new service would improve access between these cities and beyond. “Our partnership with Air France, KLM and Alitalia makes connecting throughout Europe easy and convenient via our Amsterdam hub.”

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Delta (NYSE:DAL) will operate Boeing (NYSE:BA) 767-300ER aircraft on the route, which will offer Delta One, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin seating.

According to SeatGuru.com, the carrier operates 767-300ERs with those seating classes in four configurations. All offer flat-bed seats in Delta One, which are 21 inches wide with pitch from 76.5 to 81.4 inches. Comfort+ seats are 17.9 inches wide with 35 inches of pitch while standard economy seats are also 17.9 inches wide but with 31 to 32 inches of pitch.

Every seat has Wi-Fi, a personal, in-flight seatback entertainment screen as well as power ports. Complimentary meals and beverages will also be provided in all cabins, according to the airline.

Daily flights will depart MCO at 9:45 p.m., arriving at AMS at 12:45 p.m. the following day. Return flights will leave Amsterdam at 1:15 p.m., arriving in Orlando at 5:41 p.m.

Local officials said the new service will benefit both the European and American gateway cities.

“We welcome this non-stop service connection to Amsterdam, one of the most popular European destinations,” Phil Brown, Executive Director of MCO, said. “The connections offered for the Greater Central Florida community to other world markets will certainly increase Orlando International Airport’s access as a global gateway.”

Delta has served Orlando since 1959. Today, the airline has approximately 55 departures on an average day to Sao Paulo (GRU), Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Cincinnati (CVG), Detroit (DET), Indianapolis (IND), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), New York City (JFK, LGA and EWR), Salt Lake City (SLC), Seattle (SEA) and Raleigh/Durham (RDU). Delta also offers weekly nonstop service from Orlando to Cancun (CUN), Columbus (CMH), Kansas City (KCI), Louisville (SDF), Memphis (MEM), Milwaukee (MKE), Nashville (BNA), Pittsburgh (PIT), St. Louis (STL) and Washington-Reagan National (DCA).

Delta partner Virgin Atlantic serves Orlando nonstop from Glasgow (GLA), London-Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN), while partner Aeromexico offers service from Mexico City (MEX).

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