Cuts, cuts and more cuts. The week in Florida commercial aviation

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Omicron seems to have taken a bigger bite out of travel plans than expected, with airline’s continuing to slash scheduled flights into the summer.

Despite announcing plans to merge, both Frontier and Spirit were busy cutting flights this week.

Spirit will drop Miami-Myrtle Beach, Fort Lauderdale-Milwaukee, Tampa-Cancun and Orlando-Port-au-Prince service this summer. Fort Lauderdale-Managua flights will not resume until May.

Frontier will suspend Fort Myers-Indianapolis, West Palm Beach-Atlanta and Orlando-Knoxville this summer.

American Airlines is cutting Fort Lauderdale-Boston completely and won’t fly Fort Lauderdale or West Palm Beach to Chicago-O’Hare this summer! Odd to see American cede critical routes this summer out of Chicago but AA has already shown it’s taking a hatchet to the summer schedule. Since AA has suspended Miami-Paris-DeGaulle this summer, Air France has bumped its service up to double-daily.

In addition, American is trimming Philadelphia-Daytona Beach to a single weekly flight in summer.

JetBlue is cutting Fort Myers-Hartford and Fort Lauderdale-Port-of-Spain service for the summer.

Allegiant is cutting West Palm Beach-Concord, NC service this summer, but is adding Destin/Fort Walton Beach and Punta Gorda to Minneapolis/St Paul service for the fall.

Silver is ending all service to Columbia, SC from Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa. They will also exit the Jacksonville-Greenville/Spartanburg market.

Air Transat is suspending Fort Myers-Montreal service

Aer Lingus is resuming Miami service to Dublin, twice weekly in late October – 30 months after the initial COVID suspension.

Avelo is increasing flights from New Haven to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa beginning in April.

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