When Google searches show a MASSIVE 2600% increase in travel to Disney World, the tourism industry takes heed!
As people start to ease back into “normal” travel and begin planning vacations again, several more airlines are adding flights to Orlando International Airport to better link Disney World with the rest of the country — and the globe!
Last month, we reported that three MAJOR airlines were already planning on increasing their direct flights to the Disney-adjacent city. Now, we’re seeing this expand, with additional airlines from across the U.S. and the world increasing their flight offerings.
These include Aer Lingus, which starts direct service from Manchester, U.K. July 29th. Frontier Airlines was already planning on adding several new routes, and now they’re adding more options from Rochester, San Jose, and St. Maarten.
In addition to daily flights from Austin, starting May 6th, American Airlines adds summer itineraries from Birmingham, Alabama; Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis; Memphis; Nashville; Pittsburgh; and Raleigh-Durham, all beginning June 5th.
Hawaiian Airlines makes it easier to connect to and from Honolulu between June 1st and August 10th, while Silver Airways links Orlando to Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina, later this year.
Southwest Airlines just started servicing Houston to Orlando, and Spirit Airlines is also adding more flight options, including Louisville (May 27th), St. Louis (May 27th), and Milwaukee (June 24th).
Starting September 2nd, travelers can easily get to Orlando from Indianapolis and Hartford, Connecticut, on Sun Country, while Viva Air provides international service from Medellin, Colombia, beginning June 10th.
In other international news, we’re also seeing more upcoming flights from Germany-based Lufthansa and British airline Virgin Atlantic, poised to add direct service in June.
Clearly, the world is ready to vacation again, and the travel industry is ready to answer the call!
Now what does this mean for you? With such a boom in travel options coupled with the ongoing rush on park passes, it’s more important than EVER to plan as far ahead as possible for your next Disney trip. Don’t forget to pick up our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2021 here.
And take a look at the video below for some big tips and tricks for traveling in 2021.
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