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South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:14 am

Please continue from last year's discussion.

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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:45 am

Anyways...

Happy New Year, everyone. Hope you all have a great 2019!

What are some of your predictions for South Florida aviation in 2019?

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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:25 am

Heard several people predicting Emirates moving to MIA from FLL. Is 2019 the year it will happen? Or will it ever happen?
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:15 am

A few predictions:

1- We finally see Miami to the Far East. Whether it's NRT, HKG or some other point I am not sure.
2- Southwest draws down FLL substantially, shifting much of the international flying to HOU or BWI. Many domestic routes are axed also or frequency reduced. This does not happen if B6 encounters serious financial issues, but barring that I am fairly certain WN will begin to retreat from FLL.
3- AA begins another MIA-Europe route. It'll be seasonal. Manchester or Rome would be my best guesses.
4- NK continues to grow at FLL - rumors of flights and priorities shifting to MCO are overblown.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:26 am

MIAFLLPBIFlyer wrote:
A few predictions:

2- Southwest draws down FLL substantially, shifting much of the international flying to HOU or BWI. Many domestic routes are axed also or frequency reduced. This does not happen if B6 encounters serious financial issues, but barring that I am fairly certain WN will begin to retreat from FLL.


WN actually has more market share on domestic air travel in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale market than any of its LCC or ULCC competitors.

There are a few more routes that could be added by WN at FLL such as FLL-CVG, FLL-CLE, FLL-SDF, FLL-OMA, and FLL-SAN. B6 and NK do not currently serve CVG, SDF, and OMA, and there is also currently no nonstop service to FLL from OMA. WN had also said that it was already considering adding nonstop service to FLL from CLE, even though B6, NK, and UA all already serve FLL nonstop from CLE.

WN also could extend FLL-MKE nonstop service to year-round nonstop service since WN is currently the only airline to have nonstop service to South Florida from MKE, since there is currently no year-round nonstop service to South Florida from MKE, and since neither B6 nor NK currently serve MKE.

FLL is a much better connecting point than HOU or BWI are for international connections to the Caribbean from the Midwest and Southeast. PHL also lacks nonstop service to BWI on WN due to BWI being too close to PHL, so WN needs to use ATL, MCO, or FLL for international connections from PHL.

WN also could add more nonstop international routes out of MCO since (a) MCO is a much bigger WN station than FLL is, (b) WN has nonstop service to MCO from destinations that don't have nonstop service to FLL on WN, and (c) MCO is a much better option than HOU or BWI are for international connections from the Midwest, Southeast, NYC, and Philly.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:05 pm

MIAFLLPBIFlyer wrote:
1- We finally see Miami to the Far East. Whether it's NRT, HKG or some other point I am not sure.

I hope 2019 is the year. MIA has been pushing hard for it. I'm predicting JAL to NRT on the A350-900.

MIAFLLPBIFlyer wrote:
3- AA begins another MIA-Europe route. It'll be seasonal. Manchester or Rome would be my best guesses.

MIA-MAN would be interesting. We use to have flights with Thomas Cook but they just pulled out without warning.
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:38 pm

MIAFLLPBIFlyer wrote:
A few predictions:

1- We finally see Miami to the Far East. Whether it's NRT, HKG or some other point I am not sure.
2- Southwest draws down FLL substantially, shifting much of the international flying to HOU or BWI. Many domestic routes are axed also or frequency reduced. This does not happen if B6 encounters serious financial issues, but barring that I am fairly certain WN will begin to retreat from FLL.
3- AA begins another MIA-Europe route. It'll be seasonal. Manchester or Rome would be my best guesses.
4- NK continues to grow at FLL - rumors of flights and priorities shifting to MCO are overblown.


I don't see NK withdrawing from FLL any time soon. They have a strong domestic presence and FLL is by far their best bet for their international ops which are mainly Caribbean destinations. If anything I think WN's presence in the FLL international markets will only strengthen with added experience and stronger brand awareness.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:51 pm

Miami International Airport To Spend $1.45 Billion Over The Next Three Years On Improvements:
https://www.thenextmiami.com/miami-inte ... rovements/
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:12 pm

Miami wrote:
MIAFLLPBIFlyer wrote:
1- We finally see Miami to the Far East. Whether it's NRT, HKG or some other point I am not sure.

I hope 2019 is the year. MIA has been pushing hard for it. I'm predicting JAL to NRT on the A350-900.

MIAFLLPBIFlyer wrote:
3- AA begins another MIA-Europe route. It'll be seasonal. Manchester or Rome would be my best guesses.

MIA-MAN would be interesting. We use to have flights with Thomas Cook but they just pulled out without warning.


I’d not expect AA to launch MIA-MAN.

If anyone does (and it’s a long shot IMHO) it is most likely to be VS.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:39 pm

Why does it seem like everytime FLL and MIA are in one thread the majority always wants to see Miami take all of FLLs service? Why can’t it ever be FLL has had a good run lately let’s see if they can keep it up and potential new services for them. Everypost is which airline will jump ship for MIA next it seems... smh
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:29 am

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the majority always wants to see Miami take all of FLLs service?

It's not just what people want. It's what's happening.. Norwegian, Sunwing and Volaris made the jump. Frontier did at one point as well but back at FLL with some flights.
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:30 am

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport traffic highlights for November 2018:

Passengers: 3.0 million, +9.0% year-on-year;
- Domestic: 2.3 million, +7.5%;
- International: 692,982, +14.1%;

Cargo: 10,179 tons, +0.1%;
- Freight: 10,130 tons, +0.2%;
- Mail: 49 tons, -14.0%;

Aircraft movements: 28,084, +6.2%
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:44 pm

njdevilsin03 wrote:
Why does it seem like everytime FLL and MIA are in one thread the majority always wants to see Miami take all of FLLs service? Why can’t it ever be FLL has had a good run lately let’s see if they can keep it up and potential new services for them. Everypost is which airline will jump ship for MIA next it seems... smh


I'm probably one of the few people who sort of view both of these airports as 'two arms of one area'. This probably has to do with the fact that I live a very easy drive to both airports (in the Western Suburbs), with very little vehicle traffic to get to either. For me, I don't see these as competing airports; I view it more as having a large variety of destinations to pick from with an easy drive. I fly internationally about 6x a year and domestic about 2x a month; with Automated Passport Control, Global Entry, Pre-Check, Variety of flight times and Lounge Access, I view flying out of the South Florida area as a true pleasure with very little wait times. I am happy when either of these airports can attract and retain routes. There are some routes I prefer to fly FLL and some routes I prefer to fly MIA.

We did FLL - Oslo - Longyearbyen last year and it was a beautifully easy trip with a short layover in Oslo. The flight was priced wonderfully and it was amazing to think how we were able to get to Svalbard with just one short layover stop from South Florida. Either way, I believe the entire South Florida area benefits when either of these major airports continues to grow! That said, I do recognize that there are "fans" of each airport, often on quite opposing sides ;)
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:54 am

synanthropic wrote:
njdevilsin03 wrote:
Why does it seem like everytime FLL and MIA are in one thread the majority always wants to see Miami take all of FLLs service? Why can’t it ever be FLL has had a good run lately let’s see if they can keep it up and potential new services for them. Everypost is which airline will jump ship for MIA next it seems... smh


I'm probably one of the few people who sort of view both of these airports as 'two arms of one area'. This probably has to do with the fact that I live a very easy drive to both airports (in the Western Suburbs), with very little vehicle traffic to get to either. For me, I don't see these as competing airports; I view it more as having a large variety of destinations to pick from with an easy drive. I fly internationally about 6x a year and domestic about 2x a month; with Automated Passport Control, Global Entry, Pre-Check, Variety of flight times and Lounge Access, I view flying out of the South Florida area as a true pleasure with very little wait times. I am happy when either of these airports can attract and retain routes. There are some routes I prefer to fly FLL and some routes I prefer to fly MIA.

We did FLL - Oslo - Longyearbyen last year and it was a beautifully easy trip with a short layover in Oslo. The flight was priced wonderfully and it was amazing to think how we were able to get to Svalbard with just one short layover stop from South Florida. Either way, I believe the entire South Florida area benefits when either of these major airports continues to grow! That said, I do recognize that there are "fans" of each airport, often on quite opposing sides ;)

I live in downtown Miami and feel the same way. The more traffic both airports can sustain, the better. I prefer flying in/out of MIA due to proximity but unique, more convenient or cheaper flights out of FLL are a draw when available.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:59 pm

"From the weekend before Christmas Day through Three Kings Day on January 6, Miami International Airport welcomed 2.48 million passengers – its highest number ever during the 17-day holiday travel period, and an increase of 117,000 over 2017. MIA also set its all-time-high for passengers in a single day, eclipsing 160,000 for the first time ever on Saturday, December 22."

https://news.miami-airport.com/mia-kick ... ay-travel/
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:01 pm

TAP Air Portugal's A330-900neo debut to Miami remains unchanged on March 1, 2019.
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Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:29 am

Miami International Airport traffic highlights for November 2018:

Passengers: 3.8 million, +3.8% year-on-year;
- Domestic: 1.9 million, +3.1%;
- International: 1.8 million, +4.6%;

Cargo: 215,322 tons, +1.4%;
- Domestic: 39,659 tons, +9.2%;
- International: 175,664 tons, -0.2%;

Aircraft movements: 33,844, -2.5%;
- Domestic: 17,971, -5.3%;
- International: 15,873, +0.9%.
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:11 am

Corsair will soon give MIA more flights to the City of Lights:
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:42 am

MIA will be partially closing Concourse G this weekend as a result of the government shutdown causing TSA staffing shortages.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/ ... 60800.html
 
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Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:53 pm

G doesn't get used much. I think some UA flights (and some I think also go out of H) and occasional Swift flights.
 
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Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:21 pm

Miamiairport wrote:
G doesn't get used much. I think some UA flights (and some I think also go out of H) and occasional Swift flights.

Almost all LCCs are at G as well as United.
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:29 pm

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MIA will be partially closing Concourse G this weekend as a result of the government shutdown causing TSA staffing shortages.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/ ... 60800.html


I am flying out of MIA today and expect this to become a regular feature at many airports (including FLL and PBI) unless this shutdown is dealt with. Not being political here but this isn't good for aviation or public safety.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:31 pm

Miamiairport wrote:
G doesn't get used much. I think some UA flights (and some I think also go out of H) and occasional Swift flights.


There are some LCC & Caribbean carriers that use G as well.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:32 pm

Brickell305 wrote:
synanthropic wrote:
njdevilsin03 wrote:
Why does it seem like everytime FLL and MIA are in one thread the majority always wants to see Miami take all of FLLs service? Why can’t it ever be FLL has had a good run lately let’s see if they can keep it up and potential new services for them. Everypost is which airline will jump ship for MIA next it seems... smh


I'm probably one of the few people who sort of view both of these airports as 'two arms of one area'. This probably has to do with the fact that I live a very easy drive to both airports (in the Western Suburbs), with very little vehicle traffic to get to either. For me, I don't see these as competing airports; I view it more as having a large variety of destinations to pick from with an easy drive. I fly internationally about 6x a year and domestic about 2x a month; with Automated Passport Control, Global Entry, Pre-Check, Variety of flight times and Lounge Access, I view flying out of the South Florida area as a true pleasure with very little wait times. I am happy when either of these airports can attract and retain routes. There are some routes I prefer to fly FLL and some routes I prefer to fly MIA.

We did FLL - Oslo - Longyearbyen last year and it was a beautifully easy trip with a short layover in Oslo. The flight was priced wonderfully and it was amazing to think how we were able to get to Svalbard with just one short layover stop from South Florida. Either way, I believe the entire South Florida area benefits when either of these major airports continues to grow! That said, I do recognize that there are "fans" of each airport, often on quite opposing sides ;)

I live in downtown Miami and feel the same way. The more traffic both airports can sustain, the better. I prefer flying in/out of MIA due to proximity but unique, more convenient or cheaper flights out of FLL are a draw when available.


Me too. I am easily able to get to both airports and I like you see them as two arms of one region. It doesn't matter much to me which airport gets what service, I just want the option to fly from either airport to wherever. I don't want to see airlines abandon South Florida service. Though I must admit I do worry NK success at FLL particularly to international destinations might chase away or scare away airlines. But other than that perhaps ill-founded worry, things are going well at both FLL and MIA.
 
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Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:53 pm

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TAP Air Portugal's A330-900neo debut to Miami remains unchanged on March 1, 2019.



Is this DAILY? That's around the time I will be down there. I'd like to see it.
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Miami wrote:
TAP Air Portugal's A330-900neo debut to Miami remains unchanged on March 1, 2019.



Is this DAILY? That's around the time I will be down there. I'd like to see it.


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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:28 pm

Looking at fr24.com, it seems that DY is once again running a Dreamliner (789) seven days a week on flights 7043/7044 from LGW. For awhile, they were using a Wamos Air A-330 every day except Saturday. Not sure if that was holiday related. I also wondered how the Saturday DY crews got to or from LGW, deadhead on a Wamos flight?
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:30 pm

Miami wrote:
Miamiairport wrote:
G doesn't get used much. I think some UA flights (and some I think also go out of H) and occasional Swift flights.

Almost all LCCs are at G as well as United.


MIA really only has two LCCs: Frontier and Sun Country. Other users of the concourse are Aruba Airlines, Bahamasair, Flair, and Sunwing. Swift flights have been only departing from E and F recently.

Per the Miami Herald, only 12 flights will be affected and they can be accommodated in F, H, and/or J as necessary.
 
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Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:45 pm

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Miami wrote:
Miamiairport wrote:
G doesn't get used much. I think some UA flights (and some I think also go out of H) and occasional Swift flights.

Almost all LCCs are at G as well as United.


MIA really only has two LCCs: Frontier and Sun Country. Other users of the concourse are Aruba Airlines, Bahamasair, Flair, and Sunwing. Swift flights have been only departing from E and F recently.

Per the Miami Herald, only 12 flights will be affected and they can be accommodated in F, H, and/or J as necessary.


Aruba is using G today.
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:19 pm

Avianca Brasil to end MIA service eff. March 31, 2019.
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