Mayor Donna Deegan and Jacksonville representatives recently spent time in London trying to establish support for a direct flight. But the Jacksonville Aviation Authority says it has been has been working on nonstop service to the capital of the United Kingdom for more than five years.
“The airport meets and pitches potential airlines that serve Europe about the possibility of a nonstop flight to Jacksonville,” CEO Mark VanLoh said in an email.
“At those meetings, which typically happen at conferences and airline headquarters, we make the business case that there is enough traffic between JAX and Europe to sustain a nonstop flight,” he said. Jacksonville International Airport is known as JAX.
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