Spirit Airlines becomes Fort Lauderdale’s largest international airline

Spirit Airlines has made this announcement:

Spirit Airlines is scheduling additional flights every day from some of Central and South Florida’s most popular destinations.

In all, Florida’s Hometown Airline plans to inaugurate or upgrade the frequency of flights on 16 routes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO). The changes will begin April 1, 2020 and continue rolling out through July.

New Service
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to/from: Effective: Frequency:
Oakland (OAK) April 1, 2020 Daily
Extensions & Additional Frequencies
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to/from: Effective: Frequency:
Guatemala City (GUA) April 22, 2020 Up to 2 Daily*
Myrtle Beach (MYR) April 22, 2020 2x Daily
New Orleans (MSY) April 22, 2020 2x Daily**
Philadelphia (PHL) April 22, 2020 4x Daily
San Salvador (SAL) April 23, 2020 Up to 2 Daily*
St. Croix (STX) June 10, 2020 Daily
Atlantic City (ACY) July 9, 2020 3x Daily
Detroit (DTW) July 9, 2020 3x Daily
Orlando (MCO) to/from: Effective: Frequency:
Medellín (MDE) April 22, 2020 3x Weekly
New York LaGuardia (LGA) April 22, 2020 1x Daily***
Raleigh-Durham (RDU) April 22, 2020 2x Daily
Atlantic City (ACY) July 9, 2020 Up to 3 Daily
Guatemala City (GUA) July 9, 2020 Daily*
Kansas City (MCI) July 9, 2020 Up to 2 Daily
Pittsburgh (PIT) July 9, 2020 2x Daily

Fort Lauderdale’s growth includes additional flights to Guatemala City (GUA), San Salvador (SAL) and St. Croix (STX), which will cement Spirit’s lead as the airport’s largest carrier to the Caribbean and Latin America. The airline surpassed JetBlue in terms of available seats to the region in January 2020, with nonstop service to 28 destinations.

*Requires government approval
**3x daily spring seasonal
***Upgraded from seasonal

Spirit Airlines aircraft photo gallery:

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