Jacksonville International Airport

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Travelers will soon be able to head to a new exotic location from Jacksonville. Silver Airways said Thursday it’s starting nonstop service to the Bahamas in May.

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Passengers at Jacksonville International Airport are once again moving smoothly through security now that a broken TSA scanner is working again.

JIA spokeswoman Debbie Jones says travelers weren’t so lucky early Tuesday morning, however.

“It really caused a significant delay for many passengers. The machine has since been repaired and is operating normally. So we’re not seeing any significant delays related to that," she said Tuesday afternoon.

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Some potential passengers were pretty excited when Air Canada said it would start flying between Jacksonville and Toronto. Now they have something else to be excited about.

Air Canada said Monday its recently announced nonstop service would begin earlier than it had anticipated. The reason: The Canadian airline wants to accommodate tourists coming to the First Coast for The Players Championship.

TSA: Remember Special Rules For Four-Legged Travelers

May 21, 2015
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Anyone who’s flown on an airplane in the past decade has the airport security rules memorized: Don’t leave your bag unattended. Take off your shoes when you pass through metal detectors. And leave weapons at home.

But what about rules for furry travel companions?

The Transportation Security Administration has special rules for flyers with small pets.

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Today is the first flight on a new route from Jacksonville International Airport to Pittsburgh. The twice-weekly flight is one of two new offerings from Allegiant Air. Its other one goes to Cincinnati.

Jacksonville Aviation Authority spokesman Michael Stewart says the new flights reflect the highest level of passenger traffic the airport has seen since 2007.

Michael Dunn, human trafficking, and flight delays are in the headlines today.

Winter weather, SWAT, and red light cameras are in the headlines today.

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Severe winter weather in the central and Northeastern U.S. is causing problems for passengers at Jacksonville International Airport.

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Extra parking for holiday travelers will be available at Jacksonville International Airport beginning Sunday that could save quick travelers money.

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As Jacksonville International Airport prepares for the busy Thanksgiving travel season, a new screening program should make it easier for some passengers to get through security.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man claiming to have a bomb at Jacksonville International Airport has been found incompetent to stand trial.

Authorities say Zeljko Causevic entered the airport Oct. 1 and claimed to have a bomb. His backpack contained a small luggage scale, batteries, a microchip and a cellphone. The airport evacuation stranded travelers on planes on the tarmac for hours. 

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of making a bomb threat at a Florida airport has been formally charged in federal court.

Zeljko Causevic made his first appearance Tuesday after a grand jury indicted him on a charge of conveying false or misleading information. He faces up to five years in prison.

About eight months before Zeljko Causevic walked into Jacksonville International Airport and allegedly told security agents he was carrying a bomb that was later discovered to be a collection of random household electronics, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to a call from Causevic that his wife was suicidal.

According to the police report obtained by WJCT news partner News4Jax, Causevic wasn't at home with his wife when he made the call.

Bail set for JIA bomb hoax suspect, the Klan writes to city school board members, and a possible rash of attempted child abductions are in the headlines this morning.

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In court this afternoon, bail was set at $1 million for the man who allegedly claimied he had a bomb at Jacksonville International Airport on Tuesday night.

39-year-old Zeljko Causevic’s first court appearance was this afternoon before Duval County Judge Russell Healey. 

He was charged with making a false report about planting a bomb and making a fake bomb, both second-degree felonies.  His next court date is set for Wednesday, October 23.