Category Archives: Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines is coming to Charlotte

Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-132 N516NK (msn 2704) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945346.

Spirit Airlines has announced it will soon serve its fourth destination in the Tar Heel State, Charlotte!

Beginning June 20, 2019, Spirit will begin nonstop daily service from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to Baltimore/Washington, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Orlando and Newark.

The carrier currently serves Asheville and Greensboro and will begin serving Raleigh-Durham on May 2.

Charlotte (CLT) to/from: Starts: Frequency:
Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC (BWI) June 20, 2019 Daily
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) June 20, 2019 Daily
Orlando, FL (MCO) June 20, 2019 Daily
Newark, NJ (EWR) June 20, 2019 Daily

In addition to Charlotte, Spirit recently announced it would begin serving Raleigh-Durham, Indianapolis, and Austin as well as expanding service in Jamaica and Puerto Rico.

Top Copyright Photo (all other images by the airline) (Spirit has revised its livery again with revised titles: Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-132 N516NK (msn 2704) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945346.

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Spirit Airlines adds new routes from Raleigh/Durham

Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-132 N512NK (msn 2673) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945308.

Spirit Airlines has announced new service to and from Raleigh/Durham.

Beginning May 2, 2019, Spirit will launch nonstop daily service from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) to Baltimore/Washington, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, New Orleans, and Orlando.

Raleigh-Durham, NC (RDU) to/from: Starts: Frequency:
Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC (BWI) May 2, 2019 2x daily, year-round
Boston, MA (BOS) May 2, 2019 Daily, year-round
Chicago, IL (ORD) May 2, 2019 Daily, year-round
Detroit, MI (DTW) May 2, 2019 Daily, year-round
Orlando, FL (MCO) May 2, 2019 Daily, year-round
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) May 2, 2019 Daily, year-round
New Orleans, LA (MSY) May 2, 2019 Daily, year-round

Along with the new service to and from Raleigh-Durham, Spirit is also announcing two additional routes set to roll-out at the same time.  Starting May 2, Spirit will begin daily nonstop seasonal service between Atlanta and Denver.  Then on May 23, the airline will launch daily nonstop service between Philadelphia and San Juan, Puerto Rico.  These additional routes will only strengthen Spirit’s domestic and Caribbean service.

Route: Starts: Frequency:
Atlanta, GA (ATL) – Denver, CO (DEN) May 2, 2019 Daily, seasonal
(Runs 5/2/19 – 9/4/19)
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) – San Juan, PR (SJU) May 23, 2019 Daily, year-round

It also comes after Spirit announced it would begin serving Austin, Texas and Indianapolis, Indiana in early 2019, and is adding more nonstop flights from Jacksonville, Florida; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; New Orleans, Louisiana; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The airline is also in the process of installing state-of-the-art high-speed satellite-based Wi-Fi to its entire fleet.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Spirit is removing “Home of the Bare Fare” from its 2014 yellow livery. Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-132 N512NK (msn 2673) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945308.

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Spirit Airlines grows its network into Indianapolis

Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N669NK  (msn 7296) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 943096.

Spirit Airlines is coming to Indianapolis. Beginning on March 14, 2019, Spirit will begin nonstop daily service from Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to Orlando International Airport (MCO) and McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas.   Just about two months later, on May 2, 2019 Spirit will add nonstop seasonal flights between Indianapolis and Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) three times weekly.

 

Indianapolis, IN (IND) Starts: Frequency:
Orlando, FL (MCO) March 14, 2019 Daily, year-round
Las Vegas, NV (LAS) March 14, 2019 Daily, year-round
Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR) May 2, 2019 3x weekly, seasonal

This latest expansion announcement comes just weeks after Spirit announced it would be launching service in Austin, Texas (below), Cali, Colombia, and expanding its Caribbean service throughout its network.  The airline is also in the process of installing state-of-the-art high-speed satellite-based Wi-Fi to its entire fleet.

Top Copyright Photo: Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N669NK (msn 7296) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 943096.

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Spirit Airlines is coming to Austin, Texas, more flights to San Juan

Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N670NK  (msn 7106) BWI (Ron Monroe). Image: 943770.

Spirit Airlines is starting service to Austin, Texas.

Beginning on February 14, 2019, Spirit will launch nonstop service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to nine cities across the United States.  Spirit will offer nonstop service between the ATX and Baltimore/Washington, DC, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Orlando.  Just a few months later, on May 2, Spirit will add nonstop service between Austin and Los Angeles. Austin will mark Spirit’s 70th destination in its growing network, and the new service will generate approximately 50 new jobs.

Austin (AUS) to/from: Starts: Frequency:
Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC (BWI) February 14, 2019 Daily
Chicago, IL (ORD) February 14, 2019 Daily
Denver, CO (DEN) February 14, 2019 Daily
Detroit, MI (DTW) February 14, 2019 Daily
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) February 14, 2019 Daily
Las Vegas, NV (LAS) February 14, 2019 Daily
Orlando, FL (MCO) February 14, 2019 Daily
New Orleans, LA (MSY) February 14, 2019 Daily
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) May 2, 2019 Daily

Austin will join Houston and Dallas as the third destination for Spirit in the Lone Star State.  It comes just weeks after the airline announced it would be starting service in Jacksonville, Florida and Cali, Colombia, along with expanding significantly in Orlando, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Above Photo: New Orleans Airport.

In other news, the airline will add new routes to historic San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Beginning February 14, 2019, Spirit will begin daily nonstop service to Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU) from Tampa International Airport(TPA) and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI).

San Juan, PR to/from Starts: Frequency:
Baltimore/Washington, DC (BWI) February 14, 2019 Daily
Tampa, Fla. (TPA) February 14, 2019 Daily
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (FLL) Existing service Daily
Orlando, Fla. (MCO) Existing service Daily
Aguadilla, PR to/from
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (FLL) Existing service Daily
Orlando, Fla. (MCO) Existing service Daily

The new route between Tampa and San Juan will join the resumption of nonstop seasonal flights starting in November between Tampa and Akron-Canton, Boston, Cleveland, Hartford, Latrobe, Minneapolis and Pittsburgh.

Top Copyright Photo: Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N670NK (msn 7106) BWI (Ron Monroe). Image: 943770.

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Spirit Airlines adds more routes from Jacksonville

Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-271N WL N904NK (msn 7094) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 943773.

Spirit Airlines is doubling down on Jacksonville, Florida before its first flight from there ever takes off!

Beginning February 14, 2019, Spirit will begin daily nonstop service from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

This announcement comes after Spirit announced in September that it would be bringing its ultra-low fares to Jacksonville for the first time with daily nonstop service to Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) starting December 20, 2018.

Jacksonville (JAX) to/from Starts: Frequency:
Fort Lauderdale February 14, 2019 Daily
Baltimore/Washington, DC (BWI) February 14, 2019 Daily
Chicago – O’Hare (ORD) December 20, 2018 Daily
Detroit (DTW) December 20, 2018 Daily

Top Copyright Photo: Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-271N WL N904NK (msn 7094) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 943773.

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Spirit Airlines to bring more seasonal routes to Florida this winter

Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-132 N504NK (msn 2473) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 943771.

Spirit Airlines is increasing its winter service with 20 seasonal routes to Florida. As the go-to airline for Florida vacations, Spirit’s seasonal routes will boost its Sunshine State service from an average of 116 to 178 daily roundtrip flights this winter. This includes the addition of Jacksonville, Florida., Spirit’s sixth destination in Florida, beginning with service to Detroit, Michigan, and Chicago, Illinois., on December 20, 2018.

The seasonal routes beginning on November 8 include:

Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood to/from Duration: Frequency:
Kansas City, Mo. (MCI) Nov. 8, 2018 – May 2, 2019 4x weekly
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. (MSP) Nov. 8, 2018 – May 2, 2019 Daily
     
Ft. Myers to/from Duration: Frequency:
Akron-Canton, Ohio (CAK) Nov. 8, 2018 – May 2, 2019 4x weekly
Baltimore, Md. (BWI) Nov. 8, 2018 – May 2, 2019 Daily
Boston, Mass. (BOS) Nov. 8, 2018 – May 2, 2019 2x daily
Cleveland, Ohio (CLE) Nov. 8, 2018 – May 2, 2019 Daily
Hartford, Conn. (BDL) Nov. 8, 2018 – May 2, 2019 Daily
Latrobe, Pa. (LBE) Nov. 8, 2018 – May 2, 2019 4x weekly
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. (MSP) Nov. 8, 2018 – May 2, 2019 Daily
Pittsburgh, Pa. (PIT) Nov. 8, 2018 – May 2, 2019 Daily
     
Tampa to/from Duration: Frequency:
Akron-Canton, Ohio (CAK) Nov. 8, 2018 – May 2, 2019 4x weekly
Boston, Mass. (BOS) Nov. 8, 2018 – May 2, 2019 Daily
Cleveland, Ohio (CLE) Nov. 8, 2018 – May 2, 2019 Daily
Hartford, Conn. (BDL) Nov. 8, 2018 – May 2, 2019 Daily
Latrobe, Pa. (LBE) Nov. 8, 2018 – May 2, 2019 4x weekly
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. (MSP) Nov. 8, 2018 – May 2, 2019 Daily
Pittsburgh, Pa. (PIT) Nov. 8, 2018 – May 2, 2019 Daily
     
West Palm Beach to/from Duration: Frequency:
Atlantic City, N.J. (ACY) Nov. 8, 2018 – May 2, 2019 Daily
Boston, Mass. (BOS) Nov. 8, 2018 – May 2, 2019 Daily
Detroit, Mich. (DTW) Dec. 21, 2018 – May 2, 2019 4x weekly

Top Copyright Photo: Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-132 N504NK (msn 2473) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 943771.

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Spirit opens a new crew base in Orlando

Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N670NK  (msn 7106) BWI (Ron Monroe). Image: 943770.

Spirit Airlines on October 4, 2018 celebrated its first day of international service out of Orlando International Airport (MCO) by announcing it will bring hundreds of new jobs to the Orlando area with a new crew base for Flight Attendants and Pilots.

The crew base will open on December 1, 2018 and will start with nearly 150 crewmembers. This move will help support Spirit’s massive international expansion in Orlando, adding to the 150 airport services jobs recently created to support the growth. Spirit is expected to bring hundreds of more inflight positions to Orlando this spring with job fairs expected in the coming months.

Spirit begins new Orlando service today to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (BQN); Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA); Panama City, Panama (PTY); and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ). The inaugural flights kick off a flurry of new international and domestic routes from MCO starting in the next two months.

The new routes increase Spirit’s offering to the Orlando region, with nonstop service to 38 destinations and up to 49 daily flights across the U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America.

Orlando to/from Starts: Frequency:
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (BQN) October 4 Daily
Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA) October 4 4x weekly
Panama City, Panama (PTY) October 4 4x weekly
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ) October 4 4x weekly until Nov. 7
Daily from Nov. 8
San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP) October 5 2x weekly
San José, Costa Rica (SJO) October 5 4x weekly until Nov. 7
Daily from Nov. 8
San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL) October 6 2x weekly
Bogota, Colombia (BOG) November 8 Daily
St. Thomas, USVI (STT) November 8 3x weekly
Medellin, Colombia (MED) November 9 2x weekly
Cartagena, Colombia (CTG) November 10 2x weekly
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (MYR) November 10 2x weekly

This latest announcement follows the addition of new service to Asheville and Greensboro, NC last month. It also comes as Spirit begins its fleet-wide Wi-Fi installation in Orlando. Spirit’s state-of-the-art, high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity will roll out through 2019, providing Guests the ability to watch, stream, surf and text in flight.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Spirit): Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N670NK (msn 7106) BWI (Ron Monroe). Image: 943770.

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