Key West Airport plans new terminal

Getting to and from the Keys may soon become a little easier:

Key West International Airport (EYW) is set to open a new $80 million terminal this spring, slated for completion in October 2024.

A new concourse is to include a reinforced security checkpoint, concessions and baggage claim areas; a spacious starting area; and glass-enclosed jet bridges that connect planes to the facility and offer virtual tours of Key West.

Nonstop flights to Key West are available from airports in Asheville, NC

(AVL), Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Charlotte (CLT), Chicago (ORD), Cincinnati (CVG), Dallas (DFW), Houston (IAH), Indianapolis (IND), Nashville (BNA), Newark (EWR), New York (LGA) and (JFK), Philadelphia (PHL), Washington, DC (DCA) and Washington-Dulles (IAD). In Florida, nonstop flights are offered from Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Miami (MIA), Orlando (MCO), Sanford (SFB), Tampa (TPA) and St. Petersburg (PIE). Face coverings remain mandatory at EYW. To visit or call 305-809-5200.

FlixBus, a European company with bus and train services in 36 countries, is offering a new car-free, six-day-a-week option to travel to the Keys from Miami and Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airports. The single-deck coaches seating 56 passengers are equipped with free Wi-Fi, in-flight entertainment portal, power outlets, reclining seats with spacious legroom, space for luggage and toilets. Passengers can travel from both airports to the Keys with stops in Islamorada, Marathon and Key West. Stops in Key Largo and Big Pine Key are also planned. Tickets are priced at $7.99 per person. To visit or the company’s app, available for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. ¦

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