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Spirit Goes Big In Orlando: New Crew Base, Routes

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Spirit Goes Big In Orlando: New Crew Base, Routes

Spirit Goes Big In Orlando: New Crew Base, Routes
October 08
10:11 2018

MIAMI — Florida’s Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier, Spirit, announced a significant expansion out of its base in Orlando. A brand new crew base will be established for pilots and flight attendants at Orlando International Airport (MCO), creating 150 new jobs.

This follows alongside the airline’s first day of international operations from MCO. 

The carrier will be bringing more cabin crew jobs to Orlando in the Spring next year, with job fairs expected in the next few months to advertise these positions.

Commenting on this new expansion was Bob Fornaro, Spirit’s CEO who emphasized why Orlando is perfect for its expansion strategy.

“Orlando is the perfect location for our new crew base and our international expansion,” he said.

“We’ve served more than 22 million guests in our 25 years in Orlando. We’re excited to continue our historic expansion here and to create hundreds of jobs in the community.”

Twelve brand new routes in total will be added to the Orlando network, with the first seven being launched over the course of this week.

  • Aguadilla, Puerto Rico – Launched October 4 – Operating Daily.
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala – Launched October 4 – Operating four times per week.
  • Panama City, Panama – Launched October 4 – Operating four times per week.
  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – Launched October 4 – Operating four times per week until November 7, Daily from November 8.
  • San Pedro Sula, Honduras – Launched October 5 – Operating two times per week.
  • San Jose, Costa Rica – Launched October 5 – Operating four times per week until November 7, Daily from November 8.
  • San Salvador, El Salvador – Launched October 6 – Operating two times per week.
  • Bogota, Colombia – Launching November 8 – Daily basis.
  • St Thomas, USVI – Launching November 8 – Thrice weekly.
  • Medellin, Colombia – Launching November 9 – Twice weekly.
  • Cartagena, Colombia – Launching November 10 – Twice weekly.
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – Launching November 10 – Twice weekly.

Phil Brown, CEO of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority also expressed huge gratitude for the significant investment into the MCO area.

“Spirit Airlines’ growth in the Central Florida region is evident with their increased domestic and international flight schedules,” he said.

“Now, with the addition of a Spirit crew base at Orlando International Airport, they further solidify their commitment to our community.”

There has been significant focus placed on Latin America as air travel over there is growing rapidly.

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