TUI has announced that Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) will become the Florida gateway for customers travelling to Orlando from 2022.
Andrew Flintham, managing director TUI UK & Ireland and Dawn Wilson, managing director TUI Airways welcomed Orlando Melbourne Airport Board Chairman Jack L Ryals and airport executive director Greg Donovan, AAE to TUI’s UK headquarters to announce the new partnership.
TUI UK said it would work together with MLB to “create an outstanding arrival and departure customer experience for holidaymakers” with MLB investing millions of dollars in terminal enhancements.
TUI said terminal extension will include “unique concessions, innovative passenger amenities and many other family-friendly features that will allow customers to be entertained.”
It added that the extension will also provide an “uncongested, speedy, stress-free arrival as holidaymakers are welcomed by MLB’s team of international ambassadors with a glass of fresh Florida orange juice and assisted with any onward arrangements. Concierge services, public and private transfer options and all major car hire companies will be conveniently located upon arrival.”
Wilson said: “At TUI we’re committed to offering our customers an outstanding airline and holiday experience and we are delighted to be working with Orlando Melbourne Airport on their exciting expansion plans. Our new Orlando gateway will be perfectly situated to offer TUI UK customers total flexibility in designing their holiday around any combination of theme parks, beaches or cruising.”
Donovan added: “TUI’s proven product combined with MLB’s exceptional concierge services will make for an unprecedented customer experience for UK holidaymakers traveling to Florida. With more than $100 million USD of investment into MLB’s airport facilities over the last few years, and much more on the way, MLB will be practically the newest and most modern airport in Florida.”
Orlando Melbourne International Airport is on Florida’s Space Coast. It is the closest airport to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Port Canaveral, the second largest cruise port in the world.