American Airlines Adds New Route Between Birmingham and Orlando

New Point-to-Point Service Beginning June 5th  

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 14, 2021) – As more travelers in the Birmingham area are returning to the skies for the summer travel season, American Airlines is launching new nonstop Saturday service between Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) and Orlando International Airport (MCO).

Service between BHM and MCO begins June 5 and will operate on Saturdays through August 14, 2021. Flights will operate on an Embraer E175, equipped with 76 seats in a two-cabin configuration. Tickets will go on sale at on Saturday.

“American Airlines has been a longtime partner of BHM and continues to show its commitment to Birmingham,” said Ronald F. Mathieu, President and CEO of the Birmingham Airport Authority. “We are pleased that our customers will have more options, more connectivity, and more convenience this summer for their travel needs when flying BHM.”

This summer, American plans to operate 20 peak day departures from BHM. American currently offers nonstop flights from Birmingham to Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., allowing travelers to connect throughout the network to multiple destinations.

“With more people taking to the skies this summer, American Airlines is building a flight schedule that helps customers reconnect with friends and loved ones—offering more choice and flexibility than ever before,” said Brian Znotins, Vice President of Network Planning for American Airlines. “Service from Birmingham to Orlando complements existing connectivity to key markets across our network and provides a convenient new option for customers wanting to get away.”

The flight schedule is as follows:

Birmingham to Orlando
Departs:     10:00 a.m.
Arrives:       12:30 p.m.

Orlando to Birmingham 
Departs:    1:00 p.m.
Arrives:     1:40 p.m.

American is making it easier to travel with confidence thanks to their multi-layered Clean Commitment, giving customers peace of mind when traveling. Many layers of protection, including mandatory face covering requirements, enhanced cleaning and electrostatic spraying continue to remain in place throughout the travel journey. Travelers can visit to learn what to expect for their next flight.

About Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

As Alabama’s largest commercial airport,  Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport has served as a gateway to the sky for nearly 90 years. Governed by the Birmingham Airport Authority, the airport continues to be a catalyst for growth and economic development for the entire region. For more information, visit or follow BHM on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.