MELBOURNE, FL – Toronto travelers have discovered the ease of nonstop travel to Florida cruises, beaches and attractions via Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) and Porter Airlines is responding with a near 50% increase in flights and seat capacity.
Beginning on December 10, Porter is offering nonstop flights from Toronto City Airport (YTZ) and MLB, increasing to twice-weekly service from February 15th through March 22nd to the beautiful seacoast destination.
Additionally, Porter is adding midweek flights on Wednesdays during the high tourism season, and double flights on Saturdays during the Canadian March Break.
“This is welcome news for Canadian travelers,” said Greg Donovan, AAE, executive director of Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB). “Based on a strong start last year, Porter Airlines is responding with an earlier start and more flights. New mid-week flights will provide our Canadian visitors with a quadrupling of itinerary options allowing for shorter and longer stays in our beautiful tropical paradise.”
Tourism officials applaud the news. “Toronto is an important market for tourists coming to Florida, and Porter Airlines is meeting the pent up travel demand for premier nonstop service between Toronto and Melbourne on Florida’s Space Coast,” said Eric Garvey, executive director of Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism. “There’s no better –or quicker- way to travel to the best beaches and attractions Florida has to offer.”
“We promised Porter Airlines that we would prove to be a great alternative to congested Florida airports, and we have obviously accomplished that objective,” said Jack Ryals, chairman of the Melbourne Airport Authority.
Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) is the closest airport to Port Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center and an hour from Orlando’s theme parks.