Flights to Orlando: Flights from UK to USA
Flights to Orlando from which airports in the UK?
Though recently overtaken by Miami International in the race to be the busiest airport in the state of Florida, Orlando nevertheless welcomes millions of passengers from all corners of the globe each year, not least those travelling from the UK.
Given the Sunshine State's popularity as a holiday destination, direct flights to Orlando International are available from several airports within the UK.
Regular services operate year-round from both London Gatwick and Manchester Airports.
Supplementing these during the busy summer holiday season, direct international flights also depart from Glasgow International, spelling good news for those travellers from north of the border keen to enjoy a spot of sun or children's entertainment with as little hassle as possible.
Airlines flying from the UK to Orlando
Two major airlines currently operate services from the UK to Orlando, with the strong year-round competition helping to ensure that airline tickets remain reasonably priced.
British Airways flies from London Gatwick to Orlando, as does Virgin Atlantic.
Virgin, however, also offers direct flights from both Manchester and, in the summer months, Glasgow International.
Where is Orlando in the United States?
Located in the heart of Florida, Orlando is the state's third-biggest city, behind Miami and Tampa.
Though the city is a major business district and home to a leading university, Orlando is also one of the biggest tourist destinations in the States, with only Las Vegas having more hotel rooms.
Flights to Orlando from the UK take between eight and nine hours.
None of the direct services currently operating offer any stop-overs, which can lead to the patience of those passengers flying with children severely tested.
Things to see and do in Orlando
Orlando has long been a destination of choice for British families looking for an entertaining and sun-soaked break from the UK, and it is not hard to see why.
Almost all of the tourists heading to the city make a point of visiting at least one of the major attractions.
These include Walt Disney World, which is located just 20 miles south of the city centre, which boasts its own hotels for those wanting to stay close to the action.
Alongside this, SeaWorld offers the perfect combination of entertainment and education, while the Universal Orlando Resort allows tourists to go behind the scenes of the world of movie-making as well as enjoying some of the world's finest white knuckle rides.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the massive entertainment resorts, Orange County, in which Orlando is located, also boasts a number of fine golf courses to suit all levels of players.