FLL-TLH

JetBlue introduced flights between Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee, the capital of Florida, on Thursday 4 January, becoming its first new route of the new year. The 630-kilometre interstate service will be maintained daily with the A320 aircraft. The airline will compete directly against Silver Airways’ daily flights. Fort Lauderdale becomes the first route ever to […]

January 5, 2024 | Latest Route News +

JFK-AMS

The international market is a growing part of JetBlue’s network. According to Cirium schedules information, the carrier has a record 1.71 million departing non-US seats in October-December 2023 (Q4), up by more than a fifth versus 2022 and well above the pre-pandemic period. In contrast, domestic capacity remains down by 9% year-on-year. About 15% of […]

Spirit in Charleston

Spirit is the seventh largest airline serving the USA by flights in September. With a fleet of 199 A319s, A320s and A321s, it has 5,554 weekly services making it the country’s largest ULCC ahead of Frontier (4,040). Yet Spirit has just 3.2% of the domestic market, rising to 6.4% of the short-haul international market. While […]

Jetblue Kansas City Launch

JetBlue is the seventh largest airline serving the US this April-June (Q2) by available seats, and fifth biggest internationally. According to Cirium schedules information data, JetBlue has 12.2 million one-way seats this Q2, its highest in any April-June period and 3.1% above its previous record (Q2 2018). As shown below, international capacity is at its […]

RDU-FLL

Avelo introduced new routes from Raleigh-Durham (IATA code RDU) in North Carolina recently, becoming the ULCC’s latest base. Four new routes, all to Florida, have been added: 16 February: Fort Lauderdale, 4-weekly on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays 16 February: Fort Myers, 3-weekly on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays 17 February: Sarasota/Bradenton, 3-weekly on Mondays, Fridays […]

February 20, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Brazil is the United States’ second biggest South American market by seat capacity after Colombia, according to Cirium schedules information data. In the first quarter of 2023 there are 23 non-stop routes encompassing 11 US airports and eight in Brazil. Washington IAD is expected to return in March and Los Angeles in July, but Detroit […]

Fort Lauderdale’s recovery lags despite many new routes

Fort Lauderdale ended 2021 with 28.1 million passengers, according to the airport’s own statistics. This was 24% lower than 2019, when the Florida airport welcomed a record 36.8 million customers. Some 12 million additional passengers were added between 2014 and 2019 (+49%), the result of huge growth by Allegiant, American, JetBlue, Southwest and Spirit. While […]

December 21, 2022 | Airports, News & Analysis, North America