Category Transport Issues

Avelo launching West Palm Beach while others cut Florida flights

Our weekly look at changes in Florida commercial aviation. First this week’s good news: Avelo will add West Palm Beach to its network with nonstops from New Haven this winter. Frontier will continue to fly nonstop from Tampa to Portland (ME) and Raleigh/Durham year round. They will also fly Orlando-Colorado Springs and Orlando-Little Rock year […]

More cuts to scheduled Florida air service this week

More changes to Florida air service this week with COVID-19 continuing to rage in the state and numbers increasing elsewhere. KLM has suspended service from Amsterdam to both Miami and Orlando until late March. Royal Air Maroc has cancelled Miami to Casablanca service until at least late March. Caribbean Airlines has zeroed out Fort Lauderdale […]

25 years ago – The (brief) Florida rebirth of the most famous name in aviation: A photographic history.

In September 1996, less than five years after the original Pan American World Airways had made its last flight (December 4, 1991 from Barbados to Miami) a new airline with the classic name took the skies. The airline was a marriage of the estate of the defunct Eastern Airlines and Florida Businessman Chuck Cobb who […]

Airlines cutting Florida flights again thanks to recent COVID surge.

This week several airlines pulled down flights to Florida this fall and winter with COVID once again raging. This week jetBlue removed flights from Fort Lauderdale to the Pacific Northwest from its reservation system until the holiday season. Fort Lauderdale-Portland won’t operate until early-January, Fort Lauderdale-Seattle won’t return until mid-December. In addition jetBlue cut frequencies […]

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 […]

JetBlue says “no thank you” to Florida relocation

JetBlue Airways which for about a year now has seemed destined to relocate its corporate headquarters to either the Orlando or Fort Lauderdale has now confirmed it will stay in New York after what the airline termed a ” “an in-depth review and competitive bid process.” The airline will also reboot its efforts to build […]

Florida impacts of JetBlue/American alliance after six months

Let’s look at the impacts of the Northeast alliance between JetBlue Airways and American Airlines six months into implementation of what is essentially a single-entity airline now flying from New York and Boston to Florida. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reportedly stepped up its probe of the alliance. Competitors have complained that the alliance […]

Flashback 2005: Fort Lauderdale air service from OAG

Fort Lauderdale air service April 2005 – very different from today Very interesting to see how Fort Lauderdale (FLL) air service in 2005 contrasts with today.  – Only flight to South America was Avianca’s daily Fort Lauderdale-Bogota service (besides a once-daily flight to Guyana on now-defunct Guyana Airways) . Today FLL has somewhere in the […]

Canadian Ultra-Low Cost Carrier Flair to begin Fort Lauderdale and Orlando (Sanford) service this winter

Canadian Ultra-Low Cost Carrier announced its first US services on Thursday, with two Florida cities being included. The airline will servce four Canadian destinations from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and five from Orlando-Sanford (SFB) this winter. Destinations from FLL: Toronto (YYZ) Kitchener-Waterloo (YKF) Ottawa (YOW) Montreal (YUL) Destinations from SFB: Toronto (YYZ) Kitchener-Waterloo (YKF) Ottawa (YOW) […]

United adding Fort Myers to California nonstops

United Airlines, who last winter experimented with many point-to-point routes of Florida, are adding nonstop flights from Fort Myers to both Los Angeles and San Francisco. When COVID hit, Southwest Florida did not have a single nonstop flight to the Pacific Coast, but after Alaska Airlines added Fort Myers to both Seattle and Los Angeles […]