Delta will add four nonstop flights to Miami

Delta Airlines will begin nonstop flights between Jacksonville and Miami starting in March, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority announced today.

Daily nonstop service of four departures and arrivals between Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) and Miami International Airport is to begin in March 2011.

American Airlines already offers daily service between the two cities, and when the Delta flights begin March 26, travelers will have eight daily Monday through Friday flights from which to choose between the two carriers and nine daily flights on Saturday and Sunday.

“It’s a positive indication that demand for travel to and from Miami is increasing and Delta has great confidence that Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia will sustain that growth,” Barbara Halverstadt, JAA’s Manager of Marketing and Development,  said.