Category Transport Issues

Miami v Fort Lauderdale has become Miami and Fort Lauderdale

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic a general rule permeated the domestic airline industry. You focused South Florida operations on either Miami or Fort Lauderdale and unless you were a US legacy network carrier (American, Delta and United), you generally didn’t serve both. Palm Beach International, a third commercial airport in the region is much smaller […]

United adds summer panhandle-Denver service and this week’s other Florida airline news

United Airlines will fly nonstop from Denver to Pensacola and Destin/Fort Walton beach this summer. The route were previously only flown around Spring Break. I am also told Panama City might get similar summer treatment from Denver, but that was not announced. Demand for beach destinations in Florida are rising as pent-up demand drives a […]

This week’s Florida commercial aviation news

Frontier Airlines is adding Orlando to Little Rock and Miami to Buffalo nonstop service. Frontier is cutting Atlanta to West Palm Beach, Chicago and Milwaukee to Tampa as well as Albany, Islip and Providence to Miami. Sunwing is cutting Fort Lauderdale to Toronto in winter. This particular route is currently flown by four other airlines. […]

Florida commercial aviation weekly news

American Airlines will discontinue nonstop service from Orlando and Pensacola to New York-LaGuardia effective January 5, and is suspending all Fort Lauderdale to/from Port-Au-Prince nonstops until March, and leaving just a single nonstop flight from Miami during that period. Typically FLL/MIA-PAP sees six or seven daily roundtrip nonstops on American. JetBlue will increase Fort Lauderdale […]

How can any Florida elected official oppose the infrastructure program?

Last Friday night, all 16 GOP members of the US House from Florida voted against the bipartisan infrastructure plan championed by President Biden, but not completely dissimilar in its goals to the rhetoric of President Trump during his successful 2016 campaign for the GOP nomination and Presidency. Both US Senators from Florida opposed the legislation […]

Alaska restarting Miami in 2022 and other Florida aviation news

One World member Alaska Airlines which left Miami in 2012 will restart Miami-Seattle/Tacoma nonstops in the 3rd quarter of 2022. Alaska currently flies Fort Lauderdale-SeaTac twice daily. Alaska’s One World partner American Airlines flies MIA-SEA currently and is the only other airline on the route. In other news, AirTransat will make its Miami-Montreal and Fort […]

Norse Atlantic setting up US HQ in Fort Lauderdale and other Florida aviation news

This past week The South Florida Business Journal reported that the new transatlantic startup Norse Atlantic will base it US operations in Fort Lauderdale while also serving the city with nonstop flights to Oslo, London and Paris. All three routes were served recently but are now un-served. Fort Lauderdale has been without Paris or Oslo […]

Avelo adds Sarasota/Bradenton while Florida sees extensive December cuts

Avelo will add new service to Sarasota/Bradenton. Thrice-weekly flights to New Haven begin January 13. Spirit will add Orlando to Ponce service in February. A source tells me that Norse Atlantic is likely to fly from Fort Lauderdale to London next summer. We had previously reported they would fly from Fort Lauderdale to Oslo. I […]

Flights resuming as Florida’s COVID situation improves

Eurowings Discover will begin thrice-weekly Frankurt-Fort Myers nonstops in May. Daytona Beach will get holiday time nonstops on American to Dallas/Fort Worth and Philadelphia. Both flights run from December 16 through January 3. JetBlue will not restart Fort Lauderdale-Seattle nonstops until February. Elite Airways will launch St Augustine to Newark service twice a week, beginning […]

Virgin Atlantic resuming Orlando-Manchester and other Florida airline news

This week Virgin Atlantic announced it would resume Orlando-Manchester and London-Heathrow nonstop service in November. London service had been suspended due to the Delta Variant, Manchester, I believe has not been flown since March 2020. Following last week’s suspension of Southwest Airlines service from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Cayman until April, American has suspended Miami-Grand […]