If you’re racing to fly to/from each of the 50 U.S. states, you may want to hurry up.
From 6 June, Delaware will once again be the only state without commercial air service, reports USA Today.
Ordinarily, someone in the travel industry wouldn’t think twice about starting a flight from just about anywhere in the United States to Orlando. It’s generally sunnier, milder weather, and is home to that little place called Walt Disney World. So why would Wilmington, Delaware’s New Castle Airport (ILG) be any different? Two weekly flights serving the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area? Sounds easy.
Frontier Airlines, after having previously served Wilmington between 2013-2015, announced a tentative May 2020 return in January 2020. Enter, COVID-19. Those plans delayed the new Orlando flights until 11 February 2021, according to WHYY.
I’m quite surprised about this, as revenge travel — pent-up travel demand due to many of us having been pent-up at home — and the summer peak season are in the here and now. But I’m just an armchair airline CEO … and because of that, I’d suggest perhaps flights from Wilmington to Buffalo or Burlington, Vermont. Canadians could come avail of Delaware’s lack of sales tax, start an S-corp., and easily visit Philadelphia, too.
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