Delta adding Fort Lauderdale-Seattle and other Florida aviation news

It’s been a few weeks since we looked at route changes because the flux in the commercial aviation industry due to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine made it difficult to track changes. In fact, many flights that were temporarily taken down, have been restored as oil prices, while high, aren’t as high as feared.

Delta will fly Fort Lauderdale-Seattle for the first time since early 2018, beginning in mid-December. Service will be daily. Additionally, Delta is adding additional nonstops from Orlando to Seattle and Salt Lake City and from Fort Lauderdale to Salt Lake City and Minneapolis/St Paul. It feels like after a few years of conservative plans regarding the Sunshine State, Delta is growing again.

JetBlue has cut a number of flights temporarily as operational challenges continue to the plague the airline.

Alaska has shelved some of its summer plans but will still resume service to Miami this June after a ten-year absence. It will resume several nonstop flights from Tampa and Fort Lauderdale that are being shelved for the summer, in October.

American will begin Miami to Ocho Rios nonstops in November.

Spirit has reduced summer flying on some routes but not outright cancelled anything yet.

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