MELBOURNE - Seasonal Saturday flights on American Airlines from Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) began on Saturday Feb. 13.

The Dallas flights are new. American is resuming its service to Philadelphia from Melbourne. Dallas and Philadelphia are two of American Airlines’ largest hubs.

The service to both cities was launched or resumed on Valentine’s weekend. Passengers and crew on both the inaugural DFW and returning PHL flights enjoyed a “Love is in the Air” celebration with themed sweets, gifts, and a traditional water arch to commemorate the start of the seasonal service.

“Our team has stepped up to the challenge to prove to the airlines and our customers the benefit of flying in and out of MLB,” said Airport Executive Director Greg Donovan, A.A.E. “Our calm, clean and uncongested airport provides a safe experience and it just got even better with more travel options on American Airlines.”

Back in December, American Airlines introduced the new flights for business fliers, families, students, and others looking to visit Central Florida’s schools, businesses and beaches.

DFW provides a West Coast connection and PHL provides a northeastern connection between countless markets and Florida’s Space Coast during the peak spring break season.

Passengers arriving to this new coastal option will land minutes from the beach and closest to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

The schedules for the new Saturday flights are:

Route Arrival Departure

PHL 11:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m.

DFW 4:21 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

American is also operating several flights every day between MLB and Charlotte (CLT), another major hub for the airline. All these flights can be booked online at AA.com.

In addition to evolving air service from Delta Air Lines and American Airlines, TUI UK’s decision to make MLB its gateway to Florida in 2022 has sparked plans to invest into a major terminal project to provide an ultimate travel experience for all airport customers.

MLB has gained global recognition in aviation and aerospace as the home to Northrop Grumman, L3Harris, Embraer, Collins Aerospace, and most recently Aerion Supersonic.

Enhanced safety procedures and initiatives have been implemented along every step of the travel experience at MLB. To learn more, visit FlyMLBsafely.com.

Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) is an award-winning airport, named Florida’s 2019 Commercial Service Airport of the Year by FDOT and crowned #1 Most Scenic Airport in North America by PrivateFly.com.

For additional information, visit www.MLBair.com or follow @FlyMLB on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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