Jacksonville International Airport loses last international route

May 2, 2019

Air Canada ended its nonstop service to Toronto on April 30, leaving Jacksonville International Airport with no nonstop, scheduled international flights.

Air Canada has not indicated that the flights will return in the future, Greg Willis, marketing program manager at the Jacksonville Aviation Authority, told the Business Journal by email.

The airport will retain its "international" title because it maintains a federal inspection station and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol service to accommodate international traffic.

"We still handle international flights fairly often (international air charters, diversions)," Willis said by email.

Willis noted that the airport regularly meets with carriers to discuss potential new routes, both international and domestic.

The setback has not slowed steep growth at the airport. The airport was the fastest growing in North America last year, and March was its busiest month of all time. March passengers were offered 99 more flights and more than 1,800 more seats than in the same month a year ago.

JAA will select a designer this month for Concourse B, a $200 million project to add six to 12 more gates at the airport.

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal
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