Spirit Airlines touts its summer operational performance

While the U.S. airline industry faced many challenges and cancellations this summer, Spirit Airlines issued this report on its performance this summer:

Spirit Airlines today announced its operational performance ranked among the industry best in the two-month period following when Spirit’s peak summer schedule went into effect on June 5. The carrier also set a company record for its highest-ever completion factor performance for the month of July.

“These great results are among the best in the industry and are due to the relentless dedication of our Spirit Family. Our team rose to the occasion to serve record numbers of summer travelers and work through industry challenges to deliver a high value experience for our Guests,” said John Bendoraitis, Spirit Airlines Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Summary of Spirit’s operational performance from June 5August 5:

  • Operated more than 44,000 domestic and international flights
  • Delivered a completion factor of 99.2% that ranked No. 3 in the U.S. industry; outperformed all major legacy airlines; included 25 days of 100 percent completion factor; and set a new company record for the month of July
  • 77.5% of flights arrived within 14 minutes of scheduled arrival time, which is the standard “A14” industry metric, and ranked No. 4 in the U.S.
  • Launched new Albuquerque (ABQ) and Boise (BOI) stations during this period, and Reno (RNO) flights started August 10

Results are based on Spirit’s data compared to major and regional U.S. airlines. Official monthly performance results are published in the Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Reports. Spirit’s company record for July completion factor omitted July 2020, which was a reduced schedule due to the industry-wide drawdown during that period.

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