Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) has announced that it is adding daily nonstop service between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) starting February 14, 2012.
The flight will also operate as new one-stop continuation service via Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) as DFW-IAH-MCO and MCO-IAH-DFW, complementing Spirit’s existing nonstop service between DFW and Orlando.
Spirit introduced its ultra low fare service to Houstonians in September with twice daily nonstop service to Dallas/Fort Worth, and started daily nonstop service from Houston to both Chicago O’Hare and Las Vegas in October. Spirit offers connections from Houston to 12 destinations throughout the Americas, including Baltimore/Washington, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Oakland, Mesa, Portland (Oregon), Tampa, and Toluca.
Spirit offers Orlando customers nonstop service to Atlantic City, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Latrobe/Pittsburgh, and now Houston.
In other news, Spirit Airlines also announced it is adding nonstop service between Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and Denver International Airport (DEN) starting on February 14, 2012.
Initial service will operate daily except Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and increase to daily service on March 1, 2013.
Spirit started service at Denver International Airport in May 2012 and currently offers nonstop daily service to Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Las Vegas and Mesa.
Spirit currently offers nonstop daily service from Detroit to Cancun, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, New York LaGuardia, Orlando and Tampa.
Additionally, Spirit Airlines has moved up the start date for its new service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Philadelphia and between Dallas/Fort Worth and Minneapolis/St. Paul. The new daily nonstop service for both flights begins on April 4, 2013.
Copyright Photo: Tony Storck. Airbus A320-232 N611NK (msn 4996) lands at Baltimore/Washington.