Category Transport Issues

Fort Myers Beach

Could Trump negatively impact Florida’s tourism industry?

Donald Trump’s elevation to the Presidency is no doubt impacting the reputation of the United States abroad. Last week, a group of soccer supporters in Vancouver that regularly travel to away games in the US stated they would not organize trips south of the border (even to nearby Seattle or Portland) this season due to the […]

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Spirit Airlines makes management changes; adding Orlando and Fort Lauderdale nonstops to Hartford

This week, Miramar-based Spirit Airlines announced management team changes according to the South Florida Business Journal, and also new nonstop service from Orlando and Fort Lauderdale to Hartford, CT. In entering the market for flights from Florida to Hartford’s Bradley International Airport, Spirit is joining JetBlue and Southwest in an intense competition (and seasonal Delta […]

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Analysis: Is Southwest too little, too late to the international party from Fort Lauderdale?

A three-way battle for international traffic is brewing at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) . The one time sleepy FLL has long had a congestion problem as it emerged from a sleepy backwater spoke airport in 1990’s to a major air traffic hub that is among the 50 busiest airports in the world in the 2010’s […]

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Allegiant opens Destin/Fort Walton Beach base

Controversial Allegiant Airlines which recently was the subject of an unflattering Tampa Bay Times investigation about safety has opened a base at Fort Walton Beach-Destin.  It will be the Las Vegas-based airline’s fifth major base in Florida. The airline caters largely to vacation traffic making this newest base a logical add.   Seasonal nonstop service […]

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Terror at FLL – Takeaways

Odd things sometimes happen in ironic ways. I was working on a long form piece on the international growth and competition out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) on Friday when the news struck. Suddenly focus shifted to the scene at FLL for the rest of the day. As with any act of terror or […]


Southwest Airlines opens Fort Lauderdale international gateway and restores service (no joke) on Orlando-Fort Lauderdale route

With renovations to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s Terminal One and Concourse A nearing completion, Southwest Airlines loaded into its summer schedule on Thursday several new international destinations from the airport. The carrier also announced restoration of its dormant Orlando-Fort Lauderdale service and exciting new routes out of Tampa/St Pete, Panama City and Pensacola. Southwest will […]

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Delta bringing A330 service to Fort Myers

Delta Airlines is bringing one of its biggest planes, the Airbus A330 to Fort Myers in the first quarter of 2017. The A330 has flown to Fort Myers before on Delta, but due to increased bookings, the airline will be resuming A 330 service from Minneapolis/St Paul to Fort Myers on February 17.  Southwest Florida […]