Tag Archives: Delta

Legacy airlines and failed Florida hub/focus cities

Before Southwest Airlines came to dominate domestic traffic from many Florida airports  and long before JetBlue and Spirit even existed, several legacy carriers attempted to set up focus cities (mini Hubs) in the state. Following airline deregulation in 1978, carriers flocked to Florida to fight the traditionally entrenched powers Eastern, Delta and National Airlines in […]

Delta’s latest Miami hub attempt more likely to succeed

Last week, Delta Airlines announced the resumption of multiple domestic routes from Miami that had been previously pulled down. These resumptions signaled the latest attempt by Delta to compete with American Airlines in southeast Florida, either by directly engaging AA at its massive Miami hub or building up services in nearby Fort Lauderdale. While each […]

Emirates beginning Orlando service in September

Emirates of Dubai, which is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, will begin service to Orlando on September 1, 2015. The airline which has recently been embroiled in controversy thanks to Delta’s CEO¬†for alleged links to terrorists¬†has also been cited by European and American activists as being subsidized by the Government of […]

Delta reducing Cincinnati to Florida flying

Delta Airlines, long and drawn out dismantling of its once large hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) will continue this summer with further cuts to Florida flying. All Delta flights to Jacksonville from CVG will be discontinued, while Fort Myers flying will be Saturday-only during the summer months. Orlando-Cincinnati flights are being reduced to […]

The return of Eastern Airlines

  Eastern Airlines, which was instrumental in the growth of Florida’s tourism industry and the links the state enjoyed with the northeastern United States has returned to its Miami home almost 24 years after shutting down.