Florida Airports Battling Over Word ‘Orlando’

The battle among three Florida airports about who can use the word “Orlando” in their names continues.

Orlando International Airport is demanding that the Orlando Melbourne International Airport and the Orlando Sanford International Airport remove the ‘Orlando’ name as it claims it misleads passengers. However, it seems the airports will not find a resolution soon.



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USO Welcome Center is Coming to Orlando International Airport

800px-Orlando_International_Airport_terminal_from_arriving_airplaneThe USO Central Florida to build a welcome center at the Orlando International Airport.

More than 10,000 soldiers, sailors and marines pass through the airport every week and they are looking for a place to stay between flights.

At more than 160 airports nationwide and around the world, including Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, and other countries, American troops and their families can find USO welcome centers, where they might connect to loved ones via Internet or phone, play a video game, relax and let their kids play, get a free snack, or have a private farewell. But for Orlano International Airport it will be the first USO welcome center for the past 15 years. Continue reading “USO Welcome Center is Coming to Orlando International Airport”

Frontier Airlines Expands Service to Orlando International Airport

800px-Frontier_Airlines_Fawn_Airbus_A318-111_N808FRFrontier Airlines is expanding its services with 42 new non-stop routes across the country, including six new flights to Orlando International Airport. The first new service begins April 14 with flights to Nashville and Raleigh/Durham. The following day April 15, flights to Charlotte and New Orleans take off. Lastly,flights to Dallas and Fort Worth start June 16.
Frontier is also adding non-stop flights between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and O’Hare International Airport in Chicago and Orlando International Airport, startig April 15. Continue reading “Frontier Airlines Expands Service to Orlando International Airport”

Emirates Airline Adding Daily Orlando to Dubai Flights

800px-Emirates_b777-300er_a6-ebm_arpEmirates, one of the world’s largest international carriers is planning to start a new daily service to Orlando, Florida, its 10th city in the US. The Dubai-based airline also announced a doubling of capacity on its flights to Seattle, Washington, by adding a second daily flight to the route beginning on July 1 as part of its long-term plan to fly to 20 destinations in the United States. Continue reading “Emirates Airline Adding Daily Orlando to Dubai Flights”

Florida in the Top List of the Fastest Growing Areas in the US

Sunset_with_coconut_palm_tree,_FijiFlorida is home to the fastest growing cities in the US, according to figures released last week by the US Census Bureau. Florida was home to six of the nation’s 20 fastest-growing metro areas from 2013 to 2014. It seems the beautiful weather, beaches and palm trees in the Sunshine State are drawing more and more Americans and Florida has become the nation’s third most-populous state displacing New York. California and Texas take the first two positions. You can read more on the topic here.

Lee Vista Promenade construction restarted

800px-Caterpillar_345C_L_ExcavatorConstruction works on the long-awaited complex near Orlando Airport, dubbed Lee Vista Promenade, restarted just a few days ago, after the project has been abandoned for about six years. Beachwood, Ohio-based DDR corp. broke ground on December 5 and it was confirmed by a spokesman of the company. The development plan for the $51 million retail center was approved by the authorities of the city of Orlando in September. Continue reading “Lee Vista Promenade construction restarted”

Port Canaveral and Orlando International Airport to work together

bildeThe two major transportation hubs of Central Florida are going to work together to make the region even more welcoming for the tourists. The Port Authorities hosted a meeting with Orlando International Airport officials Wednesday inside Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal 6. Port Canaveral is among the world’s busiest cruise ports and a growing cargo hub with a regional impact of $3.5 billion annually. Continue reading “Port Canaveral and Orlando International Airport to work together”

Which airline gives most opportunities for flying from Central Florida?

No, it not Southwest, even though they are the biggest carrier at Orlando International Airport (MCO), it is confirmed that low budget Allegient beats them, offering  52 different destinations from Sanford International Airport (SFB). They offer a great variety but to small town airports Little Rock, Ark. and Tulsa, Okla. And some of the flights are only available once or twice a week; some are seasonal…


OrlandoSentinel gives more details about the pros and cons of flying with Allegiant, but whatever you choose, make sure one of our chauffeur waiting for you when you land or helping you with your bags when you leave.

SeaWorld’s Bands, Brew & BBQ loses performers

Country singer Willie Nelson and rock bands Heart and Barenaked Ladies have canceled their planned performances at SeaWorld in Florida. This comes after CNN’s documentary “Blackfish” – focused on Tilikum, an orca currently held by SeaWorld and the way the park treats animal in captivity. The film had huge impact and many petitions had started after its premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on 19 January 2013. willienelsonWillie Nelson is the latest act to cancel a concert at Orlando’s SeaWorld in the wake of CNN’s “Blackfish” documentary. The legendary country singer’s decision comes after the Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies pulled the plug on their show at the Florida theme park. SeaWorld spokesman Nick Gollattscheck confirmed Nelson’s decision not to sing at SeaWorld. But the spokesman said the reasons weren’t tied to the recent documentary on SeaWorld’s captive killer whales and a resulting petition calling on acts not to play SeaWorld. Instead, the Sea World spokesman cited scheduling conflicts in the Nelson cancellation. “I understand there are petitions going around with thousands of people’s names on it, so I had to cancel. Also, I don’t agree with the way they treat their animals. It wasn’t that hard a deal for me,” Nelson is quoted as saying. A posting on Heart’s official Twitter page said the decision was influenced by the recently-released documentary “Blackfish.” “The Sea World show was planned long ago as an Orlando show,” the tweet said.”Had we known, we’d have said no then. We said no today. Love you all.” When the Barenaked Ladies nixed their plans to play at SeaWorld last week, they explained that it was a decision made after viewing “Blackfish.” “This is a complicated issue, and we don’t claim to understand all of it, but we don’t feel comfortable proceeding with the gig at this time,” the band said on a Facebook post. Joan Jett on Monday also joined the list of recording artists distancing themselves from the marine park when she sent a letter to SeaWorld President Jim Atchison asking that the park stop using her song “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” as the opening music for its “Shamu Rocks” show.