Category Tourism

Allegiant adding more Florida flights this winter

Low-cost carrier Allegiant Airlines is adding more Florida service this winter to Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Punta Gorda, Sarasota/Bradenton and West Palm Beach. Meanwhile Allegiant continues to grow its footprint in Sanford and St Peterrburg, two airports the carrier dominates. Additionally, sources tell me Allegiant is seriously exploring opening service to Miami, much […]

Spirit’s Miami decision another ominous sign for Fort Lauderdale & Broward County

UPDATE: On Thursday morning, Southwest Airlines loaded five resumptions of international destinations from Fort Lauderdale beginning roughly around the same time as Spirit’s foray into Miami this Fall. The assumption in this article and among that of many aviation analysts was that Southwest which has built up Miami recently at Fort Lauderdale’s expense may get […]

The American-JetBlue partnership and Florida: More competition and choices for consumers or collusion that stifles competition? It’s not really clear…

Last year, two financially struggling US airlines that vigorously compete with each other in the Northeast, Florida and on transcontinental flights announced a partnership that covers the New York and Boston markets. This week, the first pieces of the American-JetBlue partnership fell in place. American operates one the largest US airline hubs in Miami (in […]

Florida’s commercial aviation future post airline-bailout

Florida’s economy which remains highly dependent of tourism is going to take a major hit thanks to COVID-19. The question now is whether or not the recovery here can be as swift as in other parts of the nation with more diversified economies. That largely depends on how aggressively airlines restore service to Florida after […]

Delta’s latest Miami hub attempt more likely to succeed

Last week, Delta Airlines announced the resumption of multiple domestic routes from Miami that had been previously pulled down. These resumptions signaled the latest attempt by Delta to compete with American Airlines in southeast Florida, either by directly engaging AA at its massive Miami hub or building up services in nearby Fort Lauderdale. While each […]

Porter Airlines expanding service from Canada to Melbourne

Porter Airlines will be adding service from Ottawa and Windsor to Melbourne this winter. The flights mark Porter’s first services from outside Toronto to the US and also state the intent of the airline which largely caters to business travelers in and out Toronto to continue to building its portfolio for leisure fliers.  These flights […]

Norwegian increasing flights between Florida and London this winter among other service increases

Travel to the US might be feeling a “Trump slump” but fast-growing Norwegian Air Shuttle who has become a major transatlantic player in recent years. Today the airline announced many new routes and also loaded additional flights from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando to London this winter. Norwegian will now serve London-Gatwick 4 times a week […]

Frontier adding Orlando-Providence and Islip flights

Frontier Airlines, an Ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC) announced this past week it will begin flights from Orlando to two new destinations – Islip, NY and Providence. Both routes are currently flown by Southwest Airlines, who Frontier is competing hard against in Orlando, Las Vegas, Denver and other points. Frontier’s business model is similar to Spirit […]

Do we really need Visit Florida? YES!

Last Friday, the State House voted to place restrictions on the flexibility with which Visit Florida can spend its resources. House Speaker Richard Corcoran had originally wanted to kill the tourism promotion agency much like he has tried to do with Enterprise Florida, but backed off instead opting to put provisions on how Visit Florida […]

What we are reading: Emirates bookings down 35% to the United States after first travel ban

Emirates Airline, one of the world’s largest international air carriers reported that booking to destinations in the United States dipped 35% after President Trump’s first travel ban. Emirates CEO Tim Clark said the new travel ban issued last week which is less broad led to some recovery but still less than prior to the initial […]