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Delta Air Lines is readding nonstop service between Orlando (MCO) and the Dutch capital city of Amsterdam (AMS).
Starting October 29, 2022, the seasonal service will operate daily throughout the winter months.
Here are the details you need to know about the route.
From Disney to Amsterdam
The first flight from Orlando (MCO) to Amsterdam (AMS) will depart on Saturday, October 29, 2022.
The service is returning as a daily flight, rather than just the 4 times per week that it operated pre-pandemic.
You can expect the schedule to be as follows:
- Depart Orlando (MCO) 8:40 p.m. — Arrive Amsterdam (AMS) 10:30 a.m. (+1)
- Depart Amsterdam (AMS) 12:45 pm. — Arrive Orlando (MCO) 6:25 pm.
Delta has chosen to operate the route with one of its Airbus A330 aircraft. These wide-body jets have 34 lie-flat seats in Delta One (business class), 40 regular seats in Delta Comfort+ (premium economy), and 219 regular economy seats down the back.
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You’d not be wrong in wondering whether there’d be enough demand for a nonstop service between the 2 cities. Yes, Orlando (MCO) is one of the most visited cities by foreign tourists because of the theme parks, but are there enough Dutch people wanting to visit Orlando-area attractions to fill a plane every day?
While the jury’s out on that one, Delta’s strategy is most likely surrounding the importance of Amsterdam (AMS) in its route network rather than Orlando (MCO).
Amsterdam Is an Important Hub for Delta
Because of Delta’s membership in the SkyTeam airline alliance, it has very close partnerships with some European airlines, in particular Air France, KLM, and Virgin Atlantic.
When Delta’s first flight from Orlando (MCO) to Amsterdam (AMS) takes off in October, it will become the ninth U.S. city with nonstop service to the Dutch capital. Amsterdam will then join Paris (CDG) as the second foreign city with Delta services to 9 U.S. cities — the most in the airline’s entire route network.
More importantly for those living in and around the Orlando area, Delta’s nonstop service to Amsterdam (AMS) will open up a whole new world of one-stop itineraries to Europe and beyond via connecting through Amsterdam (AMS).
Thanks to the partnership with KLM, Delta passengers can connect seamlessly between Delta and KLM flights.
From its hub at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS), KLM offers well-timed, nonstop connections to dozens of cities across Europe. It’s often classed as one of the best places to connect in Europe.
The theme parks of Orlando and the tulips of Amsterdam are to be connecting with a nonstop service once again.
Delta Air Lines will be offering a daily service between the 2 cities through the winter season starting October 29, 2022.
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