An FYI for those researching airfares to Sanibel or other SW Florida airports.
Our suburban Chicago airport (Rockford, IL) just announced that a new carrier will be providing service from RFD to Fort Myers / Punta Gorda commencing December 22. Introductory fares are reportedly $119 each way to promote the new service.
Glitch is that flights from RFD are Fridays and Mondays only, but that would work for many. Equipment is said to be new Airbus aircraft with plasma TV's and lots of other gizmos.
I went to the website (The carrier is DirectAir / www.visitdirectair.com) and it seems these folks fly from a few other select areas into Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda.
Might be a good opportunity for those within 150 miles or so of Chicago / Rockford International Airport.