Airport Growth Continues With New Flights to South Florida

Jet Blue is the latest airline to announce new non-stop daily flights.



The Philadelphia International Airport has added yet another daily route as it continues to bolster its schedule of flights.

On Tuesday, JetBlue Airways announced new non-stop flights from Philly to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. starting November 19. It will operate two daily flights each way.

It’s part of a year of rapid growth for the PHL airport. On April 30, Frontier Airlines began flying daily non-stop flights from Philly to Minneapolis and Houston. In January, Frontier announced new flights to Atlanta, Charlotte and Chicago.

Meanwhile, Spirit Airlines is adding nonstop service to Atlanta starting on June 18.

We should expect plenty more new flights in the years to come, as a massive expansion project is set to get underway soon. It features an extended runway to accommodate larger planes; a new automated people-mover system; a consolidated rental car area to cut down on traffic; and a redesign to Terminals B and C.

That should increase the amount of long-haul jets able to fly into Philly and should also increase the amount of international travelers.