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Spirit to serve Newark from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Orlando and Myrtle Beach

Spirit to serve Newark from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Orlando and Myrtle Beach

Spirit Airlines commencing on October 30, 2016 will serve Newark Liberty International Airport with daily service to both Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Orlando with mainly Airbus A321 aircraft.

Additionally the carrier will add the Newark – Myrtle Beach route with daily flights starting on March 9, 2017 according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N660NK (msn 6804) FLL (Brian McDonough). Image: 931986.

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Allegiant announces 12 new routes including Newark and Denver

Allegiant announces 12 new routes including Newark and Denver

Allegiant Air has announced 12 new routes and three new cities, namely Newark, Ogdensburg, NY and Denver.

Nonstop service to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) from:

Cincinnati – begins Nov. 16, 2016

Savannah, Georgia – begins Nov. 16, 2016

Asheville, North Carolina – begins Nov. 17, 2016

Knoxville, Tennessee – begins Nov. 17, 2016

Nonstop service to Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) from:

Ogdensburg, New York – begins Oct. 5, 2016

Nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) from:

Ogdensburg, New York – begins Oct. 6, 2016

Nonstop service to Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) from:

Concord, North Carolina – begins Oct. 5, 2016

Nonstop service to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) from:

Albuquerque, New Mexico – begins Oct. 6, 2016

Nonstop service to Oakland International Airport (OAK) from:

El Paso, Texas – begins Oct. 6, 2016

Nonstop service to San Diego International Airport (SAN) from:

Provo, Utah – begins Sept. 28, 2016

Nonstop service to McCarran International Airport (LAS) from:

Destin, Florida – begins Oct. 7, 2016

Nonstop seasonal service to Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) from:

Denver – begins Dec. 14, 2016

Allegiant is also increasing its seasonal service on three existing routes. Missoula International Airport (MSO) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has been operating as a seasonal route and will now operate twice weekly as a year-round route. Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) and MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV) to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) both began service as seasonal summer routes, but will now lengthen their seasonality to operate through the beginning of January, 2017.

Copyright Photo: Allegiant Air Airbus A320-214 N222NV (msn 1530) FLL (Brian McDonough). Image: 931963.

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Allegiant and its pilots reach a tentative agreement

Allegiant and its pilots reach a tentative agreement

Allegiant and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), representing Allegiant Air pilots, have worked together to reach a tentative contract agreement. The tentative agreement must be voted on and ratified by Allegiant Air pilots. Ratification results are expected in late July.

 

Allegiant Air pilots elected the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) to represent them in August 2012. This will be the first contract agreement between the pilots and the Company since electing union representation. Allegiant and IBT have been negotiating in mediated sessions with the National Mediation Board since February 2014.

Copyright Photo: Allegiant Air Airbus A320-214 N218NV (msn 1229) (Make-A-Wish) FLL (Jay Selman). Image: 402706.

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Silver Airways starts selling tickets for Cuba, will operate the first regularly scheduled passenger flight to Cuba on September 1 from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood to Santa Clara, Cuba

Silver Airways starts selling tickets for Cuba, will operate the first regularly scheduled passenger flight to Cuba on September 1 from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood to Santa Clara, Cuba

Silver Airways has become the first U.S. airline to again sell regularly scheduled flights to Cuba.

Silver Airways, which operates more routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas than any other airline, will be the first U.S. carrier to start service to Cuba with the inaugural flight departing Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Santa Clara, Cuba (SNU) on September 1, 2016. This will be the first regularly scheduled flight from the U.S. to Cuba in over 50 years and a historic moment for American-Cuban relations.

Following are details of Silver Airways’ Cuba flights currently available for sale at silverairways.com:

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood – Santa Clara starting September 1, 2016 (three weekly flights; daily starting October 13)
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood – Camagüey starting October 13, 2016 (five weekly flights)
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood – Cienfuegos starting October 21, 2016 (two weekly flights)
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood – Holguín starting October 27, 2016 (daily)
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood – Santiago starting November 3, 2016 (daily)
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood – Cayo Coco starting November 17, 2016 (three weekly flights)
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood – Varadero starting December 2, 2016 (four weekly flights)
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood – Cayo Largo starting December 10, 2016 (one weekly flight)
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood – Manzanillo starting December 16, 2016 (three weekly flights)

Copyright Photo: Silver Airways SAAB 340B N413XJ (msn 413) FLL (Jay Selman). Image: 402743.

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Delta to launch nonstop Seattle/Tacoma – Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood service

Delta to launch nonstop Seattle/Tacoma - Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood service

Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-232 WL N664DN (msn 25012) FLL (Jay Selman). Image: 402856.

Delta Air Lines is planning to start nonstop service connecting its Seattle/Tacoma hub with Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood starting on December 16, 2016. The new route will operate weekly with Boeing 757-200 equipment according to Airline Route.

In other news, Delta is dropping daily service to Tokyo (Narita) from Los Angeles on October 28, 2016.

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Dynamic International Airways issues an update on the FLL aircraft fire

Dynamic International Airways (Greensboro) has issued this follow-up statement:

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“On behalf of Dynamic International Airways, I want to express our sincere apologies to our passengers as well as friends and families of the passengers on board flight DYA405 which experienced reported incident,” stated Don Dodson Director of Operations at Dynamic International Airways.

“Per our internal investigation, we would like to share following information:

After successfully passing required safety, mechanical and operation pre-flight inspections, Dynamic International Airways flight 2D0405 was taxiing and preparing for on time departure from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Caracas Simon Bolivar Airport. Flight crew as well as airport personnel noticed engine problem during taxiing and acted according to emergency procedures. Passengers and flight crew were evacuated from the aircraft. Flight DYA405 was carrying 90 passengers as well as crew compliment of 11 people. Minor number of reportedly injured were treated and most of them were released shortly after. We are waiting for more detailed information from relevant parties in order to assure accuracy of the information we are providing. The experience of the Captain and First officer were 15700 and 4140 hours respectively. Per initial information the actions of the cabin crew were exemplary and according to their safety training.”

“Our primary focus is to provide support for the passengers who are at the airport and to any passengers who have been medically treated and/or released. Support received from airport authorities personnel as well as our colleagues from other airlines was tremendous and we would like to use this opportunity to express our gratitude for their help during and after the incident,” he continued.

Airline has provided Subservice for the recovery flights 2D 0405 and return flight 2D 0406 on 29th of October for all passengers impacted with today’s flight disruption. Flight 2D0405 is now departing on October 29th at 20:00 PM EST from Fort Lauderdale to Caracas, while Flight 2D0406 will depart Caracas to Fort Lauderdale at 02:00 AM local time on October 30th. Checks in counters are open for flight 2D 0405 while checks in counters for flight 2D0406 are opening at 21:00. Passengers are also able to receive vouchers, full refunds, and hotel accommodation in case they would like to travel on tomorrow flight as per their preference. Other flights were not impacted by the incident and operation is continuing according to schedule.”

“Dynamic is also in the process of dispatching a team to assist the National Transportation Safety Board in its investigation. We would not like to speculate about the potential causes of the incident during the ongoing investigation and all of us at Dynamic are committed to fully cooperating with the NTSB and other authorities. We have activated our Family Assistance Plan and have established a special toll-free number. Family members of the passengers who may have been on board Flight DYA405 may contact 1 (888) 283-2157 or 262-226-8787 for more information. Dynamic International Airways lead delegate Joseph Schoofs is at the airport in order liaise with passengers, while additional executive management team will be onsite by 2000 this evening,” he finished.

Copyright Photo: Andy Cripps/AirlinersGallery.com. A dramatic photo of the fire breaking out in the number one engine of Boeing 767-269 ER N251MY (msn 23280) on the taxiway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Passengers are seen scrambling away from the burning airliner as ARFF units fight the fire.

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Spirit Airlines reports 3Q GAAP net income increased 44.9% to $97.1 million

Spirit Airlines, Inc. (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) today reported third quarter 2015 financial results.

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  • Adjusted net income for the third quarter 2015 increased 31.6 percent to $97.3 million ($1.35 per diluted share) compared to the third quarter 20141. GAAP net income for the third quarter 2015 increased 44.9 percent year over year to $97.1 million ($1.35 per diluted share).
  • Adjusted pre-tax margin for the third quarter 2015 increased 560 basis points to 26.9 percent. On a GAAP basis, pre-tax margin for the third quarter 2015 increased 760 basis points to 26.9 percent.
  • Spirit ended the third quarter 2015 with unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of $748.9 million.
  • Spirit’s return on invested capital (before taxes and excluding special items) for the twelve months ended September 30, 2015 was 28.8 percent2.

 

Copyright Photo: Andy Cripps/AirlinersGallery.com. Spirit took delivery of 3 new Airbus A321 aircraft during the third quarter 2015, ending the quarter with 76 aircraft in its fleet. Airbus A321-231 N657NK (msn 6671) taxies at the FLL hub.

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