As of 2015, airlines that offer flights from Jacksonville International Airport include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Jet Blue Airways, Southwest Airlines and US Airways. More than 12 major airlines and numerous regional carriers offer service to and from Jacksonville, Florida, including United Airlines, Allegiant Air and Silver Airways.
Located 13 miles north of downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville International Airport has more than 200 daily arrivals and departures. The airport offers nonstop flights to many different major U.S. airports, such as Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago Midway International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, La Guardia Airport and Logan International Airport. Other locations served include Atlanta, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Denver and Washington, D.C. Most of the destinations are served year round, although there are also seasonal flights to destinations such as Las Vegas, Detroit and Philadelphia.
The airport opened on Sept. 1, 1965, and then underwent expansion beginning in 2000. Upon completion of the expansion, the number of passengers using the airport increased from approximately 5 million to a record number of more than 6.3 million passengers using the airport in 2007. In addition to commercial civil air service, the airport is also home to the Jacksonville Air National Guard Base and serves as the home of the 125th Fighter-Interceptor Group of the Florida Air National Guard.