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Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) Awarded #1 Approach in the U.S.A.

4/28/2017  |  Melbourne, FL

“We’re Number One!”

Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) Awarded #1 Approach in the U.S.A.

MELBOURNE, FL (April 28, 2017) – Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) has been awarded a spot on PrivateFly’s Top 10 Most Scenic Airport Landings of 2017. Among thousands of other airports, MLB was the only U.S. airport to land on the coveted roster, making it the #1 Most Scenic Airport Landing in the U.S., and #8 Most Scenic Airport Landing in the world.

MLB shares the limelight with airports across the globe, including Saba’s Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport (SAB)[#1] and the U.K.’s London City Airport (LCY)[#6]. Side by side with MLB on the list is the Caribbean’s St. Maarten Airport (SXM)[#7], famous for its adrenaline-filled low approaches over Maho Beach. Also awarded was Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)[#10], linked to MLB with seasonal nonstop service via Porter Airlines. 

“MLB offers an awe-inspiring welcome before you even land, with a warm, coastal headwind accompanied by an endless view of our breathtaking beaches.” said Greg Donovan, AAE, executive director of Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB).  “Depending on where you’re inbound from, you’ll catch sight of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and rocket launch pads, or a Disney ship departing Port Canaveral on its way to the Caribbean.”

Business travelers, vacationing families and pilots praise MLB’s coastal casual atmosphere, giving them a stunning start and end to their visit at MLB.

MLB was chosen by a panel of aviation and travel experts to be included on this year’s shortlist, followed by enthusiastic support from Orlando Melbourne International Airport’s passengers, tenants, employees and worldwide fans in an online vote. 

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Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) is the Atlantic coast gateway to Florida, and is the closest airport to one of the world’s top cruise ports, Port Canaveral, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and 72 miles of breathtaking beaches.  Located conveniently to Orlando’s theme parks, it has nearly 500,000 passengers annually. MLB is served by Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Porter Airlines and Elite Airways with 3 runways, a 200,000 sq. ft. terminal, and a 40,000 sq. ft. customs facility as part of FTZ #136. Airport tenants include Harris Corp. (world HQ), Embraer, Northrop Grumman, L3, General Dynamics, GE Transportation, Thales Group, Rockwell Collins and others.  For more information, visit      



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