Aer Lingus launching Orlando-Manchester next month, special CES flights on United and other Florida airline news

A slow week in terms of commercial aviation but a few development of note:

Spirit Airlines is experiencing great numbers in Miami, a station they opened just last month and will fly Miami-Hartford/Springfield, Minneapolis/St Paul and Raleigh/Durham this winter. All three routes were flown from Spirit’s primary base in Fort Lauderdale but appear as of now to have been shifted and are not being flown from Fort Lauderdale during the holiday season. Spirit will also suspend Fort Lauderdale-Managua, Orlando-Port-Au-Prince and Miami-San Salvador during this winter.

Aer Lingus, will fly Orlando-Manchester five times a week beginning next month. Aer Lingus is owned by International Airlines Group (IAG) which also owns Iberia and British Airways.

United Airlines is doing something interesting for the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The CES is typically the largest convention in the country. United will offer six special nonstop flights from both Orlando and Fort Lauderdale to Las Vegas during the January convention.

Caribbean Airlines is resuming Fort Lauderdale- Kingston & Port-of-Spain nonstops next month, earlier than scheduled.

Air Transat will fly Fort Lauderdale-Toronto year-round in 2022 as it did before COVID. In 2021, the route was not flown in the summer.

Swiss has cut Zurich-Miami down to a single daily flight. This route was previously flown 12 times a week.

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