Airlines deliver new flights, new routes and more passengers to South Florida — but not everybody is staying
Since the passage of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Florida has enjoyed a status as one of the first U.S. vacation destinations to fully welcome visitors fleeing the dreariness of lockdowns, the rawness of inclement weather, and travel barriers posed by stifling international travel restrictions.
For the second straight year, airlines have loaded up on Florida routes to bring northerners to the state’s sun-drenched beaches and dining and entertainment attractions. Fare-cutting remains widespread to extend traveler appetites for flying.
This week, discounter Porter Airlines of Canada launches service between Fort Lauderdale and Toronto and Ottawa, another sign that Canadian visitors kept home by COVID are returning to the region in full force.