Delta Adds New Winter Routes from Orlando and Minneapolis

A week after announcing the airline’s largest winter ski schedule ever, Delta is back with more new routes this winter. Instead of snow, Delta is transporting passengers to sunny, sandy destinations with these new routes this winter.

Delta will fly 4x weekly between Orlando and London Heathrow this winter using Airbus A330-900neo aircraft.
Delta will fly 4x weekly between Orlando and London Heathrow this winter using Airbus A330-900neo aircraft.

Orlando to London-Heathrow

Starting October 26th, Delta will operate 4x weekly service between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR). The Orlando route will become Delta’s only direct service from Florida to the U.K. and 8th nonstop destination from London this winter. The new route will also complement Virgin Atlantic’s existing Orlando to London Heathrow daily service giving passengers 11x weekly flights between the two cities.

The launch of the Orlando-London route will compliment Delta’s existing transatlantic service from Florida, Delta flies from Orlando to Amsterdam (AMS) and will resume seasonal service between Tampa (TPA) and Amsterdam this winter.

In announcing the new route Matteo Curcio, Delta’s Senior Vice President for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India, had this to say:

“In partnership with Virgin Atlantic, our new route between Orlando and London seamlessly connects two diverse destinations, offering customers a wealth of experiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Floridians can explore London’s historic landmarks like Buckingham Palace and enjoy world-class dining, while Londoners can escape to the sunny beaches and world-famous attractions of Orlando.” 

Matteo Curcio, Delta’s Senior Vice President for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India

Ah yes, those famous Orlando beaches…

This seasonal route will operate four times weekly until Mar. 29 using an A330-900neo featuring Delta One Suites (Business Class), Delta Premium Select (Premium Economy), Delta Comfort+ (Extra Legroom Economy) and Main Cabin (Economy) cabins. Delta One customers can stretch out in a lie-flat seat and enjoy the carrier’s premium amenities while customers flying in Delta Premium Select will have more space to relax and stretch out, thanks to a wider seat, deeper recline, an adjustable footrest and leg rest. 

Delta One Cabin on the Airbus A330-900neo
Delta One Cabin on the Airbus A330-900neo.

Flights are not yet available for booking so keep an eye on

Minneapolis Gets Service to Aruba and St. Maarten

Delta also announced today that the airline will fly it’s largest-ever winter schedule to Latin America from Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP). This includes new service to Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) in Aruba and Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) in St. Maarten.

Delta will fly new routes from Minneapolis to St. Maarten and Aruba this winter.
Delta will connect Minneapolis (MSP) with St. Maarten (SXM) 2x weekly this winter.

In addition to these new routes, the airline is adding frequencies on flights from MSP to Grand Cayman (GCM) and San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU). Grand Cayman will receive an additional frequency, bringing the total to 3x weekly. San Juan gets two more weekly nonstop flights bringing its total from MSP to 10.

With the new, expanded routes Delta will operate 126 weekly flights to 15 destinations in Latin America this winter. Both new routes to Aruba and St. Maarten will operate using Boeing 757-200 aircraft featuring First Class, Comfort+, and Main Cabin seating.

Brian Ryks, CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which owns and operates MSP AIrport, had this to say about Delta’s expanded service:

“The continued surge in international travel has been a key trend for MSP in recent years, and we are excited to see Delta add this new service. With the addition of these new flights, Upper Midwest travelers now have their largest-ever range of options to Latin America and the Caribbean. It’s a great time to start planning that winter escape.” 

Brian Ryks, Metropolitan Airports Commission CEO

These routes are not yet on sale but will operate on the following schedule beginning December 19th:

To/From Aruba (AUA)

Flights will operate on Fridays and Sundays.

Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) – Aruba (AUA)
Departs: 7:05a Arrives: 2:55p

Aruba (AUA) – Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)
Departs: 4:10p Arrives: 8:10p

To/From St. Maarten (SXM)

Flights will operate on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) – St. Maarten (SXM)
Departs: 7:05a Arrives: 2:40p

St. Maarten (SXM) – Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)
Departs: 4:05p Arrives: 8:10p

Passengers flying from MSP can check out Delta’s newest Sky Club in the airport located in Concourse G.


Delta is once again adding additional service this winter with new routes and expanded frequencies. The Atlanta based carrier will connect Orlando with London this winter and boost service out of their Minnesota hub to shuttle customers out of the cold to the beaches of Latin America.

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