MIAMI — This week, American ultra-low-cost carrier, Spirit Airlines, announced two new international services from South Florida.

The first one is a daily nonstop flight to the José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador, starting on March 22, 2018 (subject to government approval). And the second one, also a daily nonstop service, to Haiti’s second largest airport, the Cap-Haïtien International Airport, beginning on April 12, 2018.

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These new operations will join a group of previously announced routes from Fort Lauderdale, which includes flights to Columbus, Ohio; Richmond, Virginia; and Seattle-Tacoma. Therefore, the Miramar-based carrier will start 2018 flying to five new destinations:

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to/from

Start Date


Columbus, OH (CMH)

February 15, 2018

Daily, year-round

Richmond, VA (RIC)

March 15, 2018

Daily, year-round

Guayaquil, Ecuador (GYE)

March 22, 2018

Daily, year-round

Cap Haitien, Haiti (CAP)

April 12, 2018

3x weekly, year-round

Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)

April 12, 2018

Daily, seasonal

Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning, stated: “We are excited to add even more international options to our growing network. With more daily, nonstop flight options from Fort Lauderdale this Spring, we know our guests will be able to save tons of money on air travel, and instead spend those savings exploring new places, from the Pacific Northwest to South America.”

Likewise, Mark Gale CEO/Director of Aviation, shared his thoughts: “We applaud Spirit Airlines for their continued growth and commitment to FLL and our community.”

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“These new destinations will better serve the traveling public and bring new guests to South Florida with Spirit’s ultra-low fare structure,” he added.

Spirit’s new additions will bring up to 65 daily flights from Fort Lauderdale to 54 destinations in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin America.