11 June New Route Starts Service from Jacksonville International Airport June 11, 2018 By Laura Pavlus Expansions and Relocations Jacksonville International Airport, Airport, Travel, flights 0 Jacksonville Business Journal - by Will Robinson - June 8, 2018 - read article here New Routes Start Service from Jacksonville International Airport Allegiant began flights to Louisville, Kentucky Friday and will begin flights to Norfolk Virginia June 14 with introductory rates as low as $54 one way. With the new routes, announced in April, Allegiant (Nasdaq: ALGT) will offer flights to eight destinations from Jacksonville. The two seasonal routes are expected to draw 6,000 visitors to the area each year. “We’re excited to grow again in Jacksonville with two new flights to Louisville and Norfolk,” Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue, said in a statement. “There is great demand for travel between these two cities and Jacksonville, and we know travelers will love having nonstop, affordable service to explore Florida’s east coast.” Jacksonville International Airport has added a slew of new destinations in recent months. Frontier Airlines announced two new routes in February, six new Frontier routes in May and another route shortly thereafter. Southwest Airlines also expanded its service from Jacksonville in September. “This year Jacksonville International Airport has experienced more enplanements in the first five months of the year than in any similar period over the last eight years and we are proud to have Allegiant as an integral part of this growth,” Michael Stewart, JIA director of external affairs, said in a statement. “We strongly encourage the northeast Florida community to support all of Allegiant’s nonstop service.” About 1.7 million passengers have traveled through JIA in the first seven months of its fiscal year. Related Jacksonville's Office Market Benefited from a Strengthening Economy as Job Creation Continued "With a growing population and a strengthening economy, both national and local businesses look to Jacksonville as a top-tier market for operations," said Colliers, which represented Gramercy Woods in the Aetna transaction. Incubating a Startup Scene: Creating a Vibrant Atmosphere for Tech and Biotech Firms to Grow in Jacksonville When Jim Stallings founded PS27 Ventures five years ago after retiring from IBM, his goal was simply to invest in and support local companies. Today, his incubator supports eight to 10 companies and employs full-time staff to help those companies vet their ideas, mature their product offerings, find new customers and more. “Five years ago, I wasn’t thinking that it would be like this, but it’s really evolved,” said Stallings. Though PS27’s days as the only incubator in town are numbered, it’s not worried about finding companies in the future. With a full pipeline of companies looking to enter its program – including several from outside of Northeast Florida – PS27 is quadrupling its footprint so it can support more startups at a time. AT&T is opening 5G service to users in a dozen cities this week, including Jacksonville AT&T customers will soon be able to access 5G speeds in parts of a dozen cities, including Jacksonville. The company (NYSE: T) is rolling out the service on next-generation networks, or 5G, on Friday, it said on its website Tuesday. The move comes after AT&T had long said it would offer the service by the end of 2018. Companies Continue to See the Cost Savings and Advantages of Moving Jobs to Jacksonville “We can have a hard time attracting people to New England because of the cost of living, tax rates and weather,” he said. “But Jacksonville is very attractive for all three. It has a good labor pool, and we want to hire professional people and pay good wages.” Jacksonville Leaders Say London Trip Will Score Economic Results JAX Chamber officials flew back from the Jaguars game in London with visions of Jacksonville gaining a center that would accelerate the growth of businesses that develop new technology in the fast-paced world of financial services. Jacksonville Competing in the Top of the Pack for Small Business Jacksonville placed 30th out of more than 100 major metropolitan areas in an American City Business Journals study of small business vitality across America. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.