Cheap Flights Vancouver To Fort Lauderdale, Florida YVR - FLL
Fort Lauderdale, Florida is often a jumping off point for Canadian travellers coming from Vancouver, BC Canada for sun destinations. The Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is the hub airport for Latin American and Caribbean flights for the ultra discount air carrier Spirit Airlines. Canada's discount airline is WestJet Airlines. You can fly from Vancouver on WestJet to Fort Lauderdale.
The Fort Lauderdale International Airport is a competitive airport among the airlines and you will find cheap airline tickets to FLL throughout the year. This is a destination that is often on sale and is advertised. The two top airlines in terms of passenger traffic from the airport are discount airlines. The "King of Cheap", Spirit Airlines has almost a 20% market share in passenger traffic, followed closely by Southwest Airlines with over 15% of passenger traffic. With their significant presence at this airport, it keeps the pressure on airfares to remain low.
Flying From Canada to Fort Lauderdale
When flying from Canada to Fort Lauderdale, the airport with the most non-stop flights is the Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). There are also non-stops from Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). In addition to WestJet, you can fly to FLL with Air Canada, Air Transat, CanJet and Sunwing Airlines.
Air Canada have year-round flights from YYZ and YUL with additional seasonal flights from Ottawa (YOW). Air Transat, CanJet and Sunwing Airlines are Canadian air carriers with scheduled and charter flight service.
Air Transat is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. They have seasonal flights to Fort Lauderdale from Toronto (YYZ), Montreal (YUL) and Quebec City (YQB).
CanJet is a charter only airline based in Nova Scotia. They have seasonal flights to FLL from Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Halifax, Nova Scotia (YHZ).
Sunwing Airlines is headquartered in Toronto Ontario. Sunwing have seasonal flights to FLL from Montreal and Toronto.
Cheap Airline Tickets Vancouver to Ft. Lauderdale
These charter airlines do not show up with travel search engines such as Travelocity or Mobissimo. Charter flights can be an excellent way to save money on airline tickets if you have a flexible travel schedule and can wait until the last minute (two or three days) to book your flight.
When searching for cheap flights from Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale, you should compare fares by using one of the travel search engines and then compare the aifares with the individual websites of the charter companies. Air Transat Website CanJet Website Sunwing Airlines Website
For travellers flying from the West Coast of Canada to Fort Lauderdale the two routes with the best chance of finding a good price are to fly to Toronto, Ontario or from Seattle, Washington. The low cost airline, Southwest Airlines fly from Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to FLL. Southwest have “Wanna Get Away” airfares on their website that are often super cheap. Southwest is another airline that do not show up in the travel search engines and you will have to go to their website to compare airfares. To travel from Vancouver to Seattle/Tacoma the airline with the most flights is Alaska Airlines and their sister airline Horizon Air.
Other Airlines Flying To FLL
Frontier Airlines is starting to show up more frequently when searching for cheap flights. Frontier are based in Denver, Colorado (DEN). The closest they come to YVR is Seattle. You can fly with Frontier from SEA to FLL with a connection in DEN.
The other airline mentioned for discount flights is Spirit Airlines. The closest Spirit come to the West Coast of Canada is Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Las Vegas, NV (LAS). These two destinations are often on sale with WestJet, so it is possible that you may find the best airfare to FLL from Vancouver by flying WestJet to Las Vegas or Los Angeles and then flying with Spirit to FLL.
In addition to the airlines mentioned above, you can fly to Ft. Lauderdale on the following airlines from Vancouver unless noted:
- American Airlines
- Avianca (code-shares)
- Delta Air Lines
- JetBlue (from Seattle)
- US Airways
- Virgin America (from Seattle and Toronto)