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Spirit To Launch 13 New Routes Including Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Tampa, and Cap-Haïtien

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Spirit To Launch 13 New Routes Including Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Tampa, and Cap-Haïtien

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Spirit To Launch 13 New Routes Including Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Tampa, and Cap-Haïtien
April 12
17:20 2018

MIAMI — Spirit has announced a further expansion of its network by launching 13 new routes. This includes nonstop services to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Orlando International Airport (MCO), Tampa International Airport (TPA), among others. This is the one of the largest route expansions in the airline’s history.

READ MORE: Spirit Airlines Pilots Ratify 5-Year Agreement

 

The airline’s most recent expansion features four new seasonal destinations from SEA, including Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, Dallas, and Minneapolis; two year-round services from TPA and MCO to the Bay area, consisting on Las Vegas (Both), and Los Angeles (Just TPA); and two flights between DTW and Portland and San Diego. Clocking in at 6 1/2 hours, the FLL-SEA flight is the longest stage route in Spirit’s system.

Spirit Airlines Network Expansion


 Routes:  Starts:  Frequency:
 Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) to/from
 Fort Lauderdale (FLL)  April 12  Daily, seasonal
 Chicago O’Hare (ORD)  April 12  Daily, seasonal
 Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)  April 12  Daily, seasonal
 Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP)  April 12  Daily, seasonal
 Tampa (TPA) to/from
 Las Vegas (LAS)  April 12  Daily, year-round
 Los Angeles (LAX)  April 12  Daily, year-round
 Orlando (MCO) to/from
 Las Vegas (LAS)  April 12  Daily, year-round
 Minneapolis (MSP) to/from
 Myrtle Beach (MYR)  April 12  Daily, seasonal
 New Orleans (MSY)
 Atlantic City (ACY)  April 13  4x weekly, year-round
 Detroit (DTW)
 Portland (PDX)  April 23  Daily, seasonal
 San Diego (SAN)  April 23  Daily, seasonal

“Our Guests will benefit from lower fares and more nonstop flights to more places they want to visit starting this Spring,” stated Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning. Likewise, the low-cost carrier encouraged travelers to enter to win free flights beginning today, April 12, 2018, at SpiritGoSeason.com.

Moreover, the carrier commenced operations from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to Cap-Haïtien International Airport (CAP), becoming the second service to Haiti after the Port-au-Prince (PAP) route.

Following last year’s hurricanes, recovery continues to resume flights to St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) on May 5, 2018. Then, Spirit will connect its second destination in the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix’s Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX), with South Florida beginning on May 24, 2018.

READ MORE: Spirit Airlines to Add New Service to St. Croix

Spirit’s commitment to expansion in the Caribbean also includes expanded seasonal daily service from Fort Lauderdale to Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) in Kingston, Jamaica.

Caribbean Network Expansion


Routes: Start Date Frequency
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to/from
Cap-Haïtien, Haiti (CAP) April 12, 2018 3x weekly, year-round
Kingston, Jamaica (KIN) April 12, 2018 Daily, seasonal
St. Maarten (SXM) May 5, 2018 Saturdays, year-round
St. Croix (STX) May 24, 2018 3x weekly, year-round

Kopczak expressed joy regarding the courage and dedication of the people of the Caribbean and excitement on resuming operations in order to bring more travelers. “Spirit is proud to support the Caribbean with its recovery, having provided relief flights for more than 3,000 people and transported more than 120,000 pounds of relief supplies to date,” he shared.

According to Department of Transportation’s (DOT) recent report, Spirit has expanded its operations in the past several years but also it’s among the top carriers for on-time performance. Currently, the Ultra Low-Cost Carrier operates 500 daily flights to 61 destinations in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean.

As of March 2018, its fleet consists entirely of 118 Airbus A320 family aircraft, including 31 A319-100s, 52 A320-200s, five A320neos, and 30 A321-200s. Also, it’s expecting additional 10 A320-200s and 43 A320neos.

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