Category Transport Issues

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 […]

Have Hermine and Irma demonstrated the need for new evacuation routes? Heartland Parkway and other roads worth reconsidering?

The idea of expressway and parkway building in far flung locations has become passe in Florida. Much like the revolts against urban expressways in the 1970’s, recent moves to build what appeared to be roads to nowhere have met stern opposition including on the pages of this website. But is it time for a rethink? […]

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 […]

Trump’s infrastructure plans a massive letdown for Florida and the nation

President Trump has rightly pointed out that America’s crumbling infrastructure needs a revitalization. For anyone who has traveled abroad in recent years you’ll note the train stations, the airports the superhighways, the bridges of the western world, the gulf states and even some developing nations put the US to shame. Trump said all of the […]