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Spirit Airlines launches Houston – Cancun flights, the first international service from Houston

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Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) yesterday (May 7) launched its first of several new flights to Latin America from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) with new service to Cancun, Mexico.

Spirit will add six additional Latin American destinations in the coming days, with nonstop service to Los Cabos, Mexico; Toluca, Mexico; Managua, Nicaragua; San Jose, Costa Rica; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; and San Salvador, El Salvador available.

The debut is part of the steady growth by Spirit, which announced last year the addition of 10 new non-stop destinations out of IAH, bringing its total of routes served to 22. This includes expanded domestic service to Tampa and Baltimore/Washington, which began in March, and nonstop service to Oakland/San Francisco, which began in April.

The expansion nearly doubled the nonstop service offered by Spirit from Bush Intercontinental, adding to a roster that already includes flights to Chicago-O’Hare, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Orleans, Orlando, and San Diego. The new routes will make Spirit one of the busiest carriers operating out of IAH.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-132 N503NK (msn 2470) prepares to land in Las Vegas.

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Spirit Airlines to add nine new cities from Atlanta

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) is building up again its presence at Atlanta with nine new routes. The ultra low-fare airline just issued this statement:

Spirit Airlines continues its dramatic growth in 2015. Today the carrier known for its crazy low fares will add additional service to and from nine new cities from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Spirit is thrilled to announce the following new daily, nonstop routes from Atlanta:

Atlanta to Cleveland, Las Vegas, and Orlando beginning May 7, 2015

Atlanta to Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Tampa beginning June 18, 2015

Atlanta to Los Angeles beginning August 20, 2015

Atlanta to Boston and Fort Myers beginning September 10, 2015

With these additional routes, Spirit Airlines will operate nonstop flights from Atlanta to 15 cities. Current routes from Atlanta include: Atlantic City, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, and Houston.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-132 N503NK (msn 2470) arrives in Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood.

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Spirit Airlines to start Denver-Los Angeles flights on April 16, 2015

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) today announced new daily nonstop service between Denver and Los Angeles beginning on April 16, 2015.

Spirit will operate one flight daily between Denver and Los Angeles.

In addition to this new service, Spirit recently announced that nonstop service between Denver and San Diego will begin on January 6, 2015, as will a second daily flight between Denver and Chicago’s O’Hare
International Airport. Spirit also will begin nonstop service between Los Angeles and Cleveland on April 16, 2015.

From Denver (DEN), Spirit will offer nonstop flights to ten cities, including Chicago (O’Hare), Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Houston (Bush Intercontinental), Las Vegas, Los Angeles (starting April 16), Minneapolis/St. Paul, Phoenix, and San Diego (starting January 16).

From Los Angeles (LAX), Spirit will offer nonstop flights to nine cities, including Chicago (O’Hare), Cleveland (starting April 16), Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver (starting April 16), Detroit, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Houston (Bush Intercontinental), Las Vegas, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-132 N503NK (msn 2470) in the new livery lands in Las Vegas. Spirit Airlines, like others in the past, now has three active brands.

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FAA is investigating a near miss between a Spirit Airlines Airbus A319 and a sky diving aircraft over Detroit

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) Airbus A319 operating a flight from Detroit (Metropolitan) to Dallas/Fort Worth on Sunday (June 30) was forced to take evasive action after takeoff when it came close to a sky diving aircraft over Detroit. According to reports, the aircraft came within 1.6 miles horizontally and 400 feet vertically.

Read the full report from ABC Channel 7: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-132 N503NK (msn 2470) approaches Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood for landing.

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Spirit Airlines announces new seasonal service to Myrtle Beach from Baltimore/Washington and Philadelphia

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) has announced that starting April 25, 2013, it is adding daily nonstop seasonal service from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR).

Spirit currently offers year-round daily nonstop service to Myrtle Beach from Atlantic City, Boston, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and New York LaGuardia, and also recently announced it has moved up the start dates for its 2013 seasonal service to/from Myrtle Beach – and just in time for the Valentine’s and President’s Day Weekend – including:

  • Daily nonstop service between Myrtle Beach and Chicago O’Hare starting February 14, 2013.
  • Daily nonstop service between Myrtle Beach and Detroit starting February 14, 2013.
  • Three weekly nonstop flights between Myrtle Beach and the Latrobe/Pittsburgh area starting February 14, 2013, with service increasing to daily on April 25, 2013.
  • Two weekly nonstop flights between Myrtle Beach and the Niagara Falls, New York/Toronto area starting February 15, 2013, with service increasing to four weekly flights on April 25, 2013.
  • Two weekly nonstop flights between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, West Virginia starting March 2, 2013.

In addition, effective April 25, 2013, Spirit resumes seasonal service to/from Myrtle Beach and the Plattsburgh, New York/Montreal Area and Dallas/Fort Worth, both with three flights per week.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Airbus A319-132 N503NK (msn 2470) taxies to runway 9L at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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Spirit Airlines to resume operations tomorrow following a tentative agreement

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) and its pilots, represented by the Airline Pilots Association, International (ALPA) announced yesterday (June 16) that they reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. The contract, which was unanimously recommended by the union’s leadership, is subject to ratification by the pilot membership which is planned for July.

Pending ratification, Spirit’s pilots are returning to work, and the airline will resume operations on Friday, June 18.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Airbus A319-132 N503NK (msn 2470) taxies to the active runway at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood base.

Spirit Airlines’ pilots strike the company, all flights grounded

Spirit Airlines’ (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) pilots struck the company this morning at 5:00 a.m. (0500), grounding all flights.

The union issued this statement:

“Spirit pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), went on strike against their company—and will not return to the cockpit until a fair and equitable contract is negotiated. Pilot negotiators agreed to extend the strike deadline twice in order to review final proposals put forth by both parties to keep the airline running. In the end, both sides could not reach an agreement.”

“Immediately after 5:00 a.m., the Spirit Pilot Master Executive Council, as authorized by our pilots, called for and instituted a lawful strike against our management,” announced Captain Sean Creed, head of the Spirit unit of ALPA.

Meanwhile the company issued this statement:

“Spirit Airlines with the help of the National Mediation Board worked tirelessly through the night until 5:00 am to reach a fair and equitable agreement with its pilot union.

Spirit offered over 30 percent pay increases totaling $70 million over five years, net of productivity improvements. At the same time, the pilots would have retained a four-day off break between each and every trip, a feature not found in any other ALPA contract.

In addition, under the offer each pilot would have received a $3,000 signing bonus. The pilots would also receive an eight percent 401-K match in years one through three with an increase to nine percent in year four, while all other Spirit employees only receive a three percent match.”

“We are frustrated and disappointed that our pilots have turned down an over 30 percent increase at a cost of over $70 million over five years while disrupting thousands of our customers and jeopardizing the livelihoods of our over 2,000 employees,” said Spirit Airlines President and CEO Ben Baldanza.

As a result of the pilots’ decision to strike, Spirit Airlines flights are cancelled for Saturday, June 12, 2010.

For those customers whose flights are cancelled, Spirit is processing a credit for the full amount of the flight, as well as providing a $100 future flight credit.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. The ultra low-cost carrier’s Airbus A319-132 N503NK (msn 2470) arrives at the FLL base before the strike.