Melbourne International Airport, originally known as Melbourne-Orlando International Airport, was established in 1974. It was the first international airport in the state of Florida and was built to serve the rapidly growing population of Melbourne and its surrounding areas. The airport was constructed on a 1,000-acre site located south of the city and cost $20 million to build. Initially, it had two runways and a single terminal building with eight gates.
Over the next decade, passenger traffic at the airport grew steadily as more airlines began offering flights from the airport. In 1979, a second terminal building was opened to accommodate this increased demand for air travel. This new building featured twelve gates and additional amenities such as shops and restaurants for travelers. During this time period, several airlines including Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Pan American World Airways (Pan Am), Eastern Air Lines (Eastern), National Airlines (National) and Piedmont Airlines all operated regularly scheduled service from Melbourne-Orlando International Airport. In addition to domestic flights, several international flights were also offered from MIA including service to Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean Islands.
- Intermediate Life Boat
- Main Logic Board
- Mainland Bridge
- Major League Baseball
- March of the Light Brigade
- Maritime Lumber Bureau
- Mark Lanegan Band
- Material Labor Burden
- Matt Leblanc
- Median Longitudinal Bundle
- Medium Lead Burst Neuron
- Medium to Large Business
- Melbourne, FL, USA – Melbourne Regional Airport
- Metallic Link Belt
- Michael Brittin Enterprises
- Middle Linebacker
- Minor League Baseball
- Mobile Logistics Support Base
- Morgan Lewis & Bockius
- Mortgage Loan Broker
Melbourne Airport, FL (MLB)
The Melbourne International Airport, is situated in the same city, which is located in the County of Brevard County on the east Florida. The area is best known for the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Merrit Island, from where NASA has been starting its space shuttle space explorations since 1981.
- URL: Melbourne, FL (MLB)
- Time zone: GMT -5
- Service phone: +1 321 723-6227
- Address: Melbourne International Airport, One Air Terminal Parkway, Melbourne, FL 32901-1888, USA
- Operator: City of Melbourne
- Parking: Yes, chargeable, short and long-term parking, but the first 30 minutes are free.
- Nearby cities: Orlando (87 km), Port Saint Lucie (95 km)
- How to get there: In Melbourne on Interstate Highway # 95, take either exit # 180 or exit # 183 and look out for the signs leading to the airport.
- Train Connections: Take the Florida East Coast Railway to Melbourne and then take a taxi or bus to the airport.
- Flight distribution on the days of the week: Monday (14.30%), Tuesday (14.42%), Wednesday (14.40%), Thursday (14.50%), Friday (14.77%), Saturday (12.89%), Sunday (14.72%)
- other spellings: Melbourne-FL, Мельбурн (Флорида), Μελβούρνη (Φλόριντα), メ ル ボ ル ン – フ ロ リ ダ 州, 墨尔本 – 佛罗里达 州, ميي ل بدو 주וري لد 주וري – لبب
Most popular destinations from Melbourne, FL (flights per week)
- Atlanta International Airport (32, 54.24%)
- Charlotte Douglas International Airport, NC (24, 40.68%)
- Washington DC – Ronald Reagan National Airport, VA (2, 3.39%)
- Other (1.69%)
Top airlines (share of take-offs / landings)
- American Airlines (56, 17.95%)
- Aeroméxico (49, 15.71%)
- KLM (40, 12.82%)
- Korean Air Lines (32, 10.26%)
- Virgin Atlantic Airways (32, 10.26%)
- Delta Air Lines (26, 8.33%)
- Westjet (23, 7.37%)
- Air France (16, 5.13%)
- Donavia (6, 1.92%)
- Royal Brunei Airlines (5, 1.60%)
- Other (8.65%)
The airport is located in the city center. For drivers coming from outside the city, the best way to get into the city is on Interstate Highway 95 and exit at either Exit # 180 or Exit # 183. Behind the respective exits, the way to the airport, which is about 2 kilometers away, is signposted.
Passengers arriving by train can take the Florida East Coast Railway to Melbourne and then either take a taxi or use the city’s public transit system.