Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has also had an incentive program in place since 2000, offerring a year's waiver of landing fees, ticket counter and gate charges for service to certain target markets, including Tallahassee, Denver, San Francisco, Oakland, Western Europe, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
To date, carriers including Aeromexico, Spirit Airlines and American Airlines have benefited, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood spokesman Greg Meyer said.
In addition to the advantages for airlines, "it benefits the passengers flying in and out of our airport because it gives them a new destination," Meyer said.
MIA's previous program waived landing fees for a year for any new domestic flight and for service to an international city not currently served.
Four U.S. and two international airlines -- Alaska, Delta, AirTran, American Eagle, El Al and Avior -- earned incentives as part of that program -- which expired in May. Combined, their waived fees totaled $680,677.
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