Spirit Airlines has announced a commitment to deepen its roots in Houston with the addition of an aircraft maintenance facility at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). The facility, located along John F. Kennedy Boulevard, will serve as a large aircraft maintenance hangar with offices and warehousing for the Spirit Technical Operations team when it begins its first phase of operations.
The maintenance complex includes two aircraft bays and ramp space for up to four aircraft, as well as warehouse, shops, and office space, and adds an important geographical location to complement Spirit’s maintenance hub in Detroit. Spirit plans to staff the facility with more than 50 Houston-based Team Members to maintain and service Spirit’s growing fleet, which is planned to gain 24 new planes this year for a projected fleet-wide total of 197 by the end of 2022, and 33 more planes projected for delivery in 2023. As Spirit’s network expands, this additional maintenance capacity will be located a short flight away from several of Spirit’s busiest stations.
In other news, the airline also launched service at Memphis International Airport (MEM). The first flight arrived from Orlando (MCO) and the first departure was bound for Las Vegas (LAS).
|Spirit Airlines Routes at MEM:|
|Destination:||Flights Available:||Launch Date:|
|Las Vegas (LAS)||Daily||April 20, 2022|
|Orlando (MCO)||Daily||April 20, 2022|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||Daily||Spring 2023|
Memphis is now the second Tennessee airport Spirit serves following its Nashville launch in 2019.