Spirit Airlines expands efforts to bring Americans home with more humanitarian flights from Caribbean and Latin America

Spirit Airlines has made this announcement:

More than 1,300 people who were struggling to return to the United States from Colombia, Panama, Haiti, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, and Honduras are finally coming home, Spirit Airlines announced Wednesday. Over the past 13 days, the airline has organized flights to all six countries to pick up U.S. citizens, residents and family members who have been in limbo since flight restrictions went into effect in mid-March.

The announcement comes after weeks of careful coordination with U.S. embassies and local governments to obtain an exemption to those restrictions on international flights. Based in South Florida, Spirit is proud serve its Guests as a gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, and the airline has already flown a total of eight flights bringing people back to the United States. The airline plans to operate additional flights based on embassy requests.

Flight Details
Route: Date:
Bogota (BOG) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Thur. April 2
Bogota (BOG) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Mon. April 6
Medellin (MDE) – Cartagena (CTG) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Mon. April 6
Cali (CLO) – Bogota (BOG) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Thur. April 9
Panama City (PTY) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Sat. April 11
Port-au-Prince (PAP) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Sat. April 11
Aruba (AUA) – Cartagena (CTG) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Wed. April 15
Bogota (BOG) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Wed. April 15
Cali (CLO) – Medellin (MDE) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Thur. April 16
Santo Domingo (SDQ) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Thur. April 16
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – San Pedro Sula (SAP) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Sat. April 18
Medellin (MDE) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Tue. April 21
Bogota (BOG) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Wed. April 22
Cali (CLO) – Cartagena (CTG) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Thur. April 23

Guests make these trips on board one of Spirit’s signature bright yellow planes with every middle seat blocked off to improve social distancing. As these humanitarian flights continue, Spirit will be following health and safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) while remaining in close contact with authorities to ensure the safety of its Guests and Team Members.

Spirit’s repatriation efforts have been made possible by U.S. embassies in Colombia, Panama, Haiti, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, and Honduras. Guests needing to return home from an international destination should contact their country’s embassy in that location.

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