Wow: 98 US Airports Have Nonstop Flights To Orlando International This Winter

Eight US airports will soon have nonstop flights to Orlando International. Where could be next?

Orlando International has nonstop flights to 98 US destinations this winter, with the season ending on March 25th. That’s up from 89 in winter 2019. Numerous new routes have started since then, mainly by Avelo and Breeze. Although not covered in this article, Orlando Sanford has 70 domestic routes, all by Allegiant, with relatively little overlap between the two airports.

Orlando gets Dubuque

The 98 US airports to which Orlando International has nonstop flights are shown in the map below. They include newly announced Dayton and Dubuque, which Avelo will begin in January with 2x weekly flights apiece.


It’ll be the first time that Dubuque has had Orlando flights. It marks the return of commercial flying from the Iowa airport since American pulled out (from Chicago) in September this year.

Orlando International US network winter 2022

Image: GCMap.

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And Dayton

Avelo will also launch Dayton, meaning it is reconnected to Orlando International after American served it briefly last year. In the past 30 years, US Airways, Delta, AirTran, Southwest, and American have tried to make it work. After all, it is a sizable market, even if it is located close to Columbus and Cincinnati.

In 2019, when Dayton didn’t have nonstop flights, booking data shows that 60,000 passengers transited via a hub, a decent volume even before demand is stimulated. Inevitably, traffic was temporarily reduced in half in 2020/2021.

Aside from American’s brief June-August attempt, it’ll be the first time since 2017 that it has had regular service. Will Avelo perform better? Curiously, it’ll compete indirectly with Allegiant’s Sanford-Dayton, which returned this February.


Photo: Orlando International Airport.

17 Orlando International routes added

It’s not just Dayton and Dubuque. Orlando International’s new routes include Avelo to Lansing and Kalamazoo, launched in late October. Kalamazoo is connected to the Florida airport for the first time, while Lansing, Michigan’s capital, hasn’t had Orlando International flights since Sun Country ended it in April 2013.

Akron Canton, Binghamton, Huntsville, Northwest Arkansas, Tulsa, and Wilmington (Delaware) were all announced last month by Avelo and Breeze. They begin between November and March. Of these, only Binghamton, in New York, has never had Orlando service.

They’re part of 17 domestic destinations introduced since winter 2019. The others are Charleston, Cedar Rapids, El Paso, Fargo, Fort Myers, Lexington, Newport News, Tweed New Haven, and Wilmington (North Carolina).

Breeze URL & Tail

Photo: Breeze Airways

But ten are no longer served

In contrast, Asheville, Burlington, Colorado Springs, Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Greensboro, Oakland, Roanoke, Sacramento, San Jose, and Worcester no longer have nonstops to Orlando International. Of these, Asheville, Greensboro, and Roanoke are served by Allegiant from Sanford.

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 in flight

Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying.

Where could be next?

The booking data to which I have access runs until August 2022. For the eight months of the year, the following were Orlando International’s largest unserved markets within a 1,350-mile (2,173km) radius, some mentioned above. They had about 130,000 passengers. For a fuller traffic picture, I’ve included 2019 data, when they had 360,000 passengers, some partly because they were then served.

Orlando International to/from… Jan-Aug 2022 passengers 2019 passengers Comments Served from Sanford?
Little Rock 32,000 54,000 Served until summer 2022 Yes
Greensboro 22,000 71,000 Served until 2021 Yes
Wichita 20,000 44,000 Served until 2010 Yes
Bangor 16,000 20,000 No Orlando International flights Yes
Worcester 13,000 60,000 Served until 2020 No
Chattanooga 12,000 23,000 Served until 1997 Yes
Asheville 11,000 46,000 Served until May 2020 Yes
Springfield (Missouri) 11,000 20,000 Served until 2011 Yes
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 10,000 23,000 No Orlando International flights No (but served until 2017)

Where would you like to see served nonstop from Orlando International? Let us know in the comments.

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