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The Jacksonville airport will open a premium lounge early next year, if all goes to plan.

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The Jacksonville International Airport (JIA) has hit a new all-time April high with 545,386 passengers arriving and departing last month, a 13.55 percent increase over April 2017.

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Frontier Airlines is continuing its expansion in Jacksonville.

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Jacksonville International Airport officials are asking travelers to call airlines before showing up for flights Wednesday.

Parking fees at Jacksonville International Airport will be going up June 1. 

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Security personnel at Jacksonville International Airport are asking travelers to be on the lookout for suspicious activity in response to the deadly terrorist attacks on Brussels’ airport and its subway system, spokeswoman Debbie Jones said.

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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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Snow storms heading to the eastern seaboard have resulted in thousands of flight cancellations. Jacksonville International Airport had 29 canceled flights as of Friday around lunchtime.

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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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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.

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

Nathan Bedford Forrest High School, ENDA, and Zeljko Causevic are in the headlines today.

The Forrest High School name controversy is back in the news, a Nassau County man contracts a deadly flesh-eating bacteria, and polls show Governor Rick Scott is still not very popular.

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Hundreds of local and state officials gathered today for the ribbon cutting of Brazil-based Embraer’s aircraft assembly facility at Jacksonville International Airport.

The A-29 Super Tucanos will be used by the U-S Air Force in Afghanistan.

The aircraft will be used to conduct advanced flight training, aerial reconnaissance and light air support operations.