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Spirit Airlines plans to hire 1,500 new workers this year

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood), as we have been reporting, is growing fast and adding new routes. As a result, the airline intends to hire 1,500 new employees this year according to this article by the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale.

Read the interview with Paul Berry, Spirit’s new director of corporate communications: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Jacques Guillem Collection/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-132 N534NK (msn 3395) prepares to land at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

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Spirit Airlines to add Latrobe-Chicago O’Hare flights

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) will begin new daily nonstop flights from Latrobe, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh). The carrier announced new daily service from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport which begins May 7, 2015.

With these additional routes Spirit Airlines will operate nonstop flights from Latrobe to seven cities. Current routes include: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Fort Myers, Las Vegas (starting April 16, 2015), Myrtle Beach, Orlando, and Tampa.

From Chicago O’Hare, Spirit will operate flights to a total of 23 cities nonstop with this additional route. Current routes from Chicagoinclude: Atlanta, Atlantic City, Baltimore/Washington, DC, Boston,Denver, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia (starting April 16, 2015), Phoenix, Portland (OR), San Diego (starting April 16, 2015), and Tampa.

Copyright Photo: Chris Sands/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-132 N534NK (msn 3395) touches down in Las Vegas.

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Spirit Airlines to add the Chicago O’Hare-Atlantic City route

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) will add the Chicago (O’Hare)-Atlantic City daily route on April 16 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Jacques Guillem Collection/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-132 N534NK (msn 3395) prepares to depart from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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Spirit Airlines is adding more flights from Boston Logan Airport

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) is adding more flights to Boston Logan Airport, with new daily nonstop service from Boston to Las Vegas, and seasonal service from Boston to Detroit and Cleveland, beginning in April 2015.

With these additional routes Spirit Airlines will now operate nonstop flights from Boston to ten cities. Current routes include: Atlantic City, Chicago (O’Hare), Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Fort Myers, Myrtle Beach, and West Palm Beach. The daily service to Las Vegas and the seasonal service to Detroit and Cleveland will begin on April 16, 2015.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-132 N534NK (msn 3395) prepares to depart from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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Spirit Airlines’ flight attendants vote down the tentative agreement

Spirit A319-100 N534NK (14)(Grd)(Spirit)(LR)

Spirit Airlines‘ (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) 1,400 flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), have voted down by 64% a tentative agreement with management for a new contract according to the Sun-Sentinel.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Spirit Airlines. Airbus A319-132 N534NK (msn 3395) is the first aircraft to be repainted in the new 2014 canary yellow livery.

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Spirit Airlines brings back the Yellowbird with its new bright yellow “Bare Fare” livery

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Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) following Southwest Airlines (Dallas) and Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) has introduced a new full-fuselage bright yellow color scheme based on its recently introduced “Bare Fare” advertising campaign. Previously Northeast Airlines (Boston) and Hughes Airwest (Phoenix) used the color yellow to grab attention. The first flight will be tomorrow as flight NK 259 from Atlantic City to the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood base. The first aircraft to be painted is Airbus A319-132 N534NK (msn 3395) (see below).

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Spirit Airlines issued this statement:

The skies will now have a plane with a unique paint scheme that will be clearly identifiable even at 35,000 feet. Spirit Airlines unveiled its new design that matches the bright and bold branding the company announced last May.

The bright yellow plane with black trim began service with a flight from Atlantic City (ACY) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL).

“This new livery perfectly matches Spirit Airlines,” said Ben Baldanza Spirit’s President and CEO. “It’s radically different from other airlines, and it’s fun, just like we are. When you see this plane in the air – or on the ground – there will be no question that this is a Spirit plane.”

The new livery also matches Spirit Airlines low-cost business philosophy. The simple, two-color design is much more cost-effective than more complex, multi-colored designs. Additionally, since Spirit does not spend money on expensive advertising campaigns, the bold and bright design acts as a flying billboard and captures a lot of attention with no additional cost. These savings are passed on to customers with even lower fares.

Airbus A319 N534NK is the first of Spirit’s fleet to get the new design. Six more planes will receive the new livery in the next couple of months. New planes currently on order will come with the new design beginning next year. Spirit planes currently in service will keep their current designs until their regularly scheduled time frame to be repainted.

Update: Airbus A319-232 N534NK arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport for the first time in the new look on September 17 (below).

Spirit A319-100 N534NK (14)(Grd) FLL (Spirit)(LRW)

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Spirit Airlines launches new routes from Houston

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) on September 20 launched its ultra low fare service between Houston (Bush Intercontinental) and Dallas/Fort Worth. Spirit now offers twice daily nonstop flights between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, with connections available to 12 destinations throughout the Americas, including Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Oakland/San Francisco, Phoenix/Mesa, Portland (Oregon), Tampa, and Toluca/Mexico City.

Spirit is also introducing daily nonstop service from Houston to Chicago O’Hare and Las Vegas on October 4, 2012.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Airbus A319-132 N534NK (msn 3395) prepares to land at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Spirit Airlines starts service from Baltimore/Washington

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) on September 6 started service from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) with twice daily nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and daily nonstop service to Dallas/Fort Worth.

Spirit has been providing ultra low fares to Fort Lauderdale with connections to the Caribbean and Latin America from the Washington, DC/Baltimore area for nine years. The carrier has relocated its operations from Washington, DC’s Reagan National Airport (DCA) to BWI and adding service to Dallas/Fort Worth.

Copyright Photo: Airbus A319-132 N534NK (msn 3395) taxies to the runway at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood.

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