“Orlando’s Hometown Airline” Celebrates Inaugural Flight from
Orlando Sanford International Airport to San Juan, Puerto Rico

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ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 16, 2015) – National Airlines passengers took to the skies today when “Orlando’s Hometown Airline” celebrated its inaugural passenger flight from Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) to San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU).

The flight marked the launch of National Airlines’ convenient nonstop service to destinations in North America and the Caribbean. In addition to San Juan, the airline will begin nonstop flights to Windsor, Ontario, December 17. Flights to St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, will be added next year. Passengers can view National Airlines’ detailed flight schedule at www.NationalAirlines.com/services.

“Orlando is the most visited place in the U.S. and it’s exciting for us to enable passengers in underserved markets, such as San Juan, with a more convenient means to visit its world-famous theme parks, beaches and cruise ports,” said National Airlines President and Chief Operating Officer Edward Davidson. “Our partnership with the Orlando Sanford International Airport allows us to offer exceptional customer-focused service with the added value of relatively shorter lines and smaller crowds. We pride ourselves on being a full-service airline, delivering a world-class travel experience at a competitive price.”

National Airlines passengers will experience the airline’s trademark “Destination Excellence,” with amenities including complimentary checked bag, comfortable contoured seats, free beverages and snacks, in-flight meal and complimentary reserved seat.

The inaugural flight to San Juan was celebrated by National Airlines’ team members and its passengers, who received a special certificate commemorating their flight. Along with Davidson, Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) President and CEO Diane Crews was present to officiate airport ceremonies. As it departed the gate, the plane’s first commercial passengers and crew were honored with a traditional water arch salute.

According to Orlando Sanford International Airport President and CEO Diane Crews, the airport has long awaited the return of flights to San Juan, stating, “There is no doubt that these flights will be among our most popular destinations."

National Airlines is no stranger to Orlando, where it employs more than 200 to manage its new passenger service and logistic solutions for its parent company, National Air Cargo Holdings. A U.S. Certified Air Carrier, the industry-leading enterprise boasts more than 20 years’ experience offering customized cargo and passenger charter solutions for commercial, government and military clients. From sports teams to diplomats to military groups and supplies, National Airlines has transported a diverse range of precious cargo to some of the world’s most challenging locations.

For all passenger services, National Airlines operates two FAA-certified Boeing 757-200 aircrafts, which are maintained to the highest service standards. Each has a seating capacity of 184 with a two-class configuration and four lavatories.

National Airlines passengers can also enjoy the convenience of travel packages booked through the airline’s exclusive partner, Tourico Holidays. A global leader in wholesale travel brokerage, Tourico offers a significant inventory of hotels, car rentals, activities and transfers, cruises and vacation homes. Paired with a National Airlines flight, Tourico’s travel offerings create the ultimate vacation package.

About National Airlines
National Airlines “Orlando’s Hometown Airline” at Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), is the gateway to Florida’s world-famous beaches, theme parks and cruise ports. National Airlines is flying nonstop to San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 16, and to Windsor, Ontario, December 17. Service will begin to St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador,January 18.

The airline, National Airlines, a DOD certified air carrier in the U.S. Civil Air Reserve Fleet (CRAF), earned its wings transporting customized cargo and charter solutions to some of the world’s most challenging locations. Today, National Airlines employs more than 200 in Orlando with strategic offices around the world. This unique history – paired with exceptional value and dedicated hospitality – makes National Airlines the premier choice for travelers to and from Orlando.

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About Orlando Sanford International Airport
Orlando Sanford International Airport is SFB: Simpler. Faster. Better. - Simpler airport design, Faster airport processing and a Better airport experience. Visitors enjoy the “Best of Both Worlds,” with the Airport located midway between Orlando’s World Class attractions and the World’s Most Famous Beach-Daytona Beach; both are 50 minutes or less. For more information about SFB, visit the airport’s website at http://www.OrlandoSanfordAirport.com.

About Tourico Holidays
Tourico Holidays is a leading global travel distribution company that contracts directly with travel providers, such as hotels, flights, cruise lines, attractions, car rentals, vacation homes and more. Tourico Holidays works on a high-volume, wholesale model to broker this inventory to over 4,900 clients in 100 countries using proprietary technology.