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Spirit Airlines launches two new California cities with service to Las Vegas, adds routes from Charlotte

Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-132 N516NK (msn 2704) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945347.

Spirit Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Las Vegas, continues its investment in the Entertainment Capital of the World with the addition of two new cities to the Spirit network: Burbank and Sacramento.

On June 20, Spirit launched nonstop flights between McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas and Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) and Sacramento International Airport (SMF), each running three times daily.  Spirit will now have 55 daily departures from Las Vegas to 29 different destinations.

Routes from LAS (nonstop in black):

In partnership with McCarran International Airport, Spirit Airlines also debuted the airport’s first automated self-service bag drop system.  Located in the ticketing concourse of Terminal 1, it allows Guests to expedite their check-in experience by paying for and tagging their own bags on the airport’s kiosks. Travelers then proceed directly to newly installed automated bag belts to present their identification and drop their bags.  Automated self-service bag drop systems, widely adopted in Europe, highlight the airport and airline’s shared vision of allowing more Guests to customize and control their travel experience.

In addition to Sacramento and Burbank, Spirit will soon be adding Nashville to its network, which will include nonstop service to and from Las Vegas.  As of July 2019, Spirit will have grown nearly 50 percent in Las Vegas compared to its capacity only two years earlier.  The airline now employs more than 1,000 people in Las Vegas, and Spirit’s rapid expansion has created nearly 300 additional jobs in the last two years.

In other news, Spirit Airlines is kicking off service to Charlotte, North Carolina. Beginning on June 20, Spirit now offers nonstop daily flights from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to Baltimore/Washington, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Orlando and Newark.

Charlotte marks Spirit’s fourth destination in the Tar Heel State, joining the Piedmont Triad, Asheville, and Raleigh-Durham. These North Carolina additions to Spirit’s network have resulted in hundreds of new jobs in the state, while adding additional options to stimulate North Carolina tourism. By summer 2019, Spirit will have more than fifteen daily departures across the state.

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

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-132 N516NK (msn 2704) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945347.

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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 Airbus A319 suffers a serious uncontained engine failure

Spirit A319-100 N516NK (04-blk)(Apr) FLL (BD)(46)

Spirit Airlines‘ (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) flight NK 165 from Dallas/Fort Worth to Atlanta on Tuesday (October 15) operated with Airbus A319-132 N516NK (msn 2704) with 145 passengers and five crew members, was climbing out of DFW when the left V2500 engine exploded with a large bang. Smoke filled the passenger cabin and the cockpit prompting the flight crew to don their oxygen masks and shut the engine down. The airliner returned to DFW and made a safe emergency landing.

The V2500 engines are built by International Aero Engines, a consortium led by Pratt and Whitney.

The NTSB and the FAA are investigating. According to this report by the Seattle Times, the event was uncontained engine failure, quoting an unnamed NTSB official.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-132 N516NK is still painted in the old 2004 black and silver scheme.

Spirit Airlines: AG Slide Show

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