MIAMI — Spirit Airlines has just announced a major international network from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to 11 new destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Guatemala, Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Colombia, and more, beginning on October 4, 2018.
“We have been proud to serve Orlando for 25 years, and after more than doubling service last year, we are so proud to be expanding there yet again,” said Bob Fornaro, Spirit’s Chief Executive Officer.
“Orlando is now one of our largest markets, and we have no plans on stopping our growth. The region is not only a wonderful, family-friendly destination, but it is well-positioned to now serve as a gateway to the Carribean and Latin America,” Fornaro added.
“Spirit has a long history here at Orlando International Airport, and today’s announced plans for more investment into this market are a direct reflection of that long-time business partnership,” said Stan Thornton, Chief Operating Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
These additions mark one of the greatest expansions in Spirit’s history, including service to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, while providing the Orlando region with nonstop service to and from 38 destinations, with up to 49 daily flights across the U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin America.
Additionally, Spirit announced that it intends to roll out three extra domestic routes through the fall.
Spirit Airlines Flight Network Expansion Schedule
|Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA)*||October 4||2x weekly|
|Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ)*||October 4||4x weekly until Nov. 7 Daily from Nov. 8|
|Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (BQN)||October 4||Daily|
|Panama City, Panama (PTY)*||October 4||4x weekly|
|San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP)*||October 5||2x weekly|
|San José, Costa Rica (SJO)*||October 5||4x weekly until Nov. 7
Daily from Nov. 8
|San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)*||October 6||2x weekly|
|Bogota, Colombia (BOG)*||November 8||Daily|
|St. Thomas, USVI (STT)||November 8||3x weekly|
|Medellin, Colombia (MDE)*||November 9||1x weekly|
|Cartagena, Colombia (CTG)*||November 10||2x weekly|
|Asheville, North Carolina (AVL)||September 7||3x weekly until Nov. 7 4x weekly from Nov. 8|
|Greensboro, North Carolina (GSO)||September 7||3x weekly until Nov. 7 4x weekly from Nov. 8|
|Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (MYR)||November 10||2x weekly|
As Spirit expands its flight network, it demonstrates the commitment to provide on-time performance and improve the passenger experience. Among the new features, high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity will be available in Summer 2019.
Additionally, the carrier claims it manages one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient fleets in the country, with 119 aircraft, featuring 31 Airbus A319-100, 53 Airbus A320-200, five Airbus A320neo, and 30 Airbus A321-200.