Category Transport Issues

Azul adds more Florida-Brazil service: New flights from Orlando and Fort Lauderdale

Azul, an award-winning Brazilian airline, announced on Friday an expansion to the United States with new flights from Belo Horizonte to Orlando, and from Belem to Fort Lauderdale. The new flights will begin in December 2017. “I am very pleased to announce new international service from Brazil to the US,” said the airline’s Chairman, David […]

Delta to begin Orlando-Amsterdam service

Delta Airlines has loaded new nonstop service between Orlando and Amsterdam into its reservation service. The new nonstop flights will begin in March 2018.  The flight will link to the vast hub Delta maintains with joint venture partner KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and code-share partner Jet Airways of India.  The new flight will give Orlando […]

Southwest shifts Aruba service from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale

Southwest Airlines announced Thursday a shift of its daily Orlando-Aruba nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale. The airline flies daily five times from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale, which will allow passengers from Central Florida to continue onward to Aruba via a connection. Southwest is the third carrier on the Fort Lauderdale-Aruba route joining JetBlue Airways and […]

Will Amtrak service be restored to the Panhandle?

Despite President Trump’s unwise budget proposals regarding Amtrak, our state might yet see an expansion of service after all. This is because the Gulf Coast Working Group has reported to Congress on the beneficial nature of restoring service along the Gulf Coast  – service that was suspended after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and never restarted. […]

Frontier Airlines announces massive Florida expansion

Ultra low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines announced a massive system-wide expansion which includes several Florida routes. Frontier’s city pairings and nonstop flights will basically double in the next 12 months. The airline’s large Orlando focus city continues to grow as does its emphasis on Tampa and Miami as point-to-point destinations in its network. Frontier’s ramp up […]

Could Trump’s wrong track budget regarding Amtrak be an opportunity from a Florida perspective?

A lot of consternation has been thrown out there about President Trump’s new budget proposals – one of the most damaging portions of the budget included the proposal to cut funding for most long-distance and money-losing routes of Amtrak. To this point Florida politicians have mostly been silent about the proposal which would cut all […]

British Airways begins Fort Lauderdale service

After years of rumors and seeming near misses, British Airways (BA) has finally commenced service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). BA Flight 2169 left London’s Gatwick Airport about five minutes late this morning but is en route to FLL at this writing. Scheduled landing time is 2:11 pm. British Airways was first rumored to […]