Commercial Service Initiative, why Lakeland?
Lakeland Linder International Airport is actively seeking commercial service targeting the Atlanta, Charlotte, and Washington, D.C. markets. Specific network service targets include American Airlines and SkyWest Airlines to Charlotte; United, Skywest, and Contour to Washington, D.C.; and Delta to Atlanta. Charlotte remains the airport's top target with its 100 connecting cities linking Lakeland to the global market and the availability of new gates coming online shortly to accommodate additional growth.
The Lakeland-Winter Haven metro area has almost 670,000 residents and has grown 12% since 2010. Similarly situated communities which currently have air service include Ft. Myers (722,336), Boise (691,423), Greensboro (662,079), and Syracuse (656,510) to name a few.
Lakeland is surrounded by four quickly growing airports with a combined 64 million passengers and 75 million annual seats available between them. However, with the area's growing population, facilities overcrowding, and increased demand for additional access points Lakeland is situated perfectly to seek out and start air service.
Inside the Lakeland catchment area there are 1.7 million annual passengers and 2,329 passengers traveling per day each way. This represents enough passengers to fill 30 departures a day from Lakeland and 5% of the region's travelers. The largest proportion of Lakeland catchment area passengers use Tampa International Airport followed by Orlando International Airport.
Lakeland Linder International Airport Driving Times