Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is the primary airport serving residents of southeast Pennsylvania, central and south New Jersey and northern Delaware. The airport, which is a hub for US Airways, offers non-stop flights to about 124 destinations in the United States, elsewhere in North America, Europe and the Middle East.
There are several smaller airports in the region that also offer commercial flights. Spirit Airlines and United Express offer flights from Atlantic City International Airport (ACY). Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) is served by Allegiant Air, Delta Connection, United Express and US Airways Express. And Frontier Airlines offers flights from Wilmington-Philadelphia Regional Airport (ILG, also known as New Castle County Airport) and Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN).
If you live in the Delaware Valley and are looking for cheap airfares, you’re in luck. Thanks to the presence of Spirit and Southwest Airlines at PHL, Spirit at ACY, Allegiant at ABE, and Frontier at ILG and TTN, inexpensive flights are plentiful, particularly for certain destinations.
Southwest flies to several cities, including Chicago, Las Vegas and Orlando, from Philadelphia International Airport. Spirit’s busiest routes from Atlantic City Airport include Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Fort Myers. Allegiant offers flights to destinations including Fort Myers, Orlando and St. Petersburg. And Frontier has flights to cities such as Chicago, Denver and Raleigh-Durham.
Florida destinations are perpetually popular when Philadelphia-area residents go on vacation. Among the most frequently traveled: Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando and Tampa.
When searching for inexpensive fares for Florida cities, ensure that you’re looking at all of the region’s airports and that your search includes all of the low-cost carriers. Orlando, for example, has two airports. AirTran Airways, Frontier, Spirit, Southwest and US Airways all fly into Orlando International Airport (MCO), while Allegiant flies into Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB).