Tag Archives: JetBlue Airways

Earthquake in Florida commercial aviation: jetBlue will buy Spirit. Major ramifications for the Sunshine State (UPDATED)

UPDATE: (11:15am July 28)The below text has appeared on JetBlue’s merger website: Original article: After a long soap opera that started in early February, the last 24 hours have been a whirlwind, where predictably, Spirit shareholders rejected the company’s board recommendation to merge with Frontier, and now the Broward County-based airline, will instead merge with […]

KLM returning to Miami in December and other Florida airline route adjustments

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will resume Miami service in December with thrice-weekly nonstops to Amsterdam. Orlando service remains suspended until at least March. Azul Brazilian Airways will not fly Orlando-Campinas in January or February. Fort Lauderdale-Campinas will remain sub daily. Finnair will not fly Miami-Helsinki in November. Frontier has cut, Pensacola & Sarasota/Bradenton-Chicago (O’Hare) Orlando […]

Surprise: Florida AG’s office signs on to DOJ antitrust American/JetBlue lawsuit. Why?

We’ve spent plenty of time on this site analyzing the American/JetBlue partnership (dubbed the Northeast Alliance) in multiple articles arguing the alliance between the two large airlines can either be seen as anti-competitive or pro-competitive for Floridians based on your perspective. The alliance is based around Boston and New York, which from a business traveler […]

JetBlue boosting Florida-Mexico services

JetBlue Airways is adding additional service from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando to Mexico City beginning September 6. Currently the airline serves both routes once a day but will be boosted to twice-daily. The additional flight from Fort Lauderdale will be served with a Airbus A 320 aircraft. JetBlue’s additional flight eases the void left when […]

Surprise! JetBlue applies for additional Fort Lauderdale-Havana service

Surprise surprise! As Cuba travel falls well below expectations and airlines bail on flights, Jet Blue has applied with the DOT for 6 additional weekly flights from Fort Lauderdale to Havana per DOT documents.  The flights would be served with an Airbus A-320 jet. This must be seen as a surprise considering the struggles of […]

Analysis: Is Southwest too little, too late to the international party from Fort Lauderdale?

A three-way battle for international traffic is brewing at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) . The one time sleepy FLL has long had a congestion problem as it emerged from a sleepy backwater spoke airport in 1990’s to a major air traffic hub that is among the 50 busiest airports in the world in the 2010’s […]

Southwest likely to announce major Fort Lauderdale international expansion targeting jetBlue soon

Southwest Airlines appears likely to announce a major Fort Lauderdale expansion in the near future. In 2014, Southwest was the world’s second largest airline in terms of passengers carried but the completed 2015 American Airlines-US Airways merger (which created the world’s largest airline) and new labor agreements that will push up costs in addition to […]

Scheduled flights to Havana from Florida begin next week

We’ve spent a great deal of time talking about air service to Cuba as part of the remarkable diplomatic breakthrough the Obama Administration made with Florida’s southern nation. The first scheduled flight (Jetblue flight 387) from the United States to Cuba in 54 years departed Fort Lauderdale and landed in Santa Cruz on August 31. […]

Initial Cuba-Florida flights awarded by US Government (UPDATED)

The US has approved flights from secondary cities in Cuba to six airlines beginning potentially as early as this fall reports Reuters and the AP. The awards included flights from Miami on American as well as from Fort Lauderdale on JetBlue, Southwest and Silver. “For avid travelers – that means 155 weekly trips,” Transportation Secretary […]

Delta add Fort Lauderdale-Seattle & Miami-Salt Lake City nonstops: Southern Florida strategy continues to be confusing

Delta announced on Monday that it is adding winter only nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale to Seattle/Tacoma. In recent years Delta has employed a confusing strategy between whether or not Miami International (MIA) or Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) is the primary focus city in the region, splitting traffic between the two in a way that […]