Friday, 15 June 2018

Orlando soars as the Spirit rises

From a tranquil rainforest to a bustling metropolis, to the crystal waters of the Caribbean, the options for exotic culture and cuisine are endless as Spirit Airlines grows immensely in Orlando!  In an unprecedented expansion, starting October 4, 2018, Spirit will begin offering international service from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to 11 new destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as 3 more domestic routes rolling out through the fall.  The announcement marks one of the largest expansions in the airline’s history and includes service to the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

With this announcement, Spirit will now provide additional service from Orlando to eight countries and two U.S. territories.  It comes just days after the airline announced new routes from Orlando to Asheville and Greensboro, North Carolina, as well as Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Spirit will now provide 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.

“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.”

“Spirit Airlines 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.
Orlando to/from                              Starts:            Frequency:
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (BQN)            October 4    Daily
Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA)    October 4    4 x weekly
Panama City, Panama (PTY)*      October 4    4 x weekly
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ) October 4 4 x weekly Daily from Nov. 8
San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP)        October 5     2 x weekly
San José, Costa Rica (SJO)*              October 5     4 x weekly Daily from Nov. 8
San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)        October 6     2 x weekly
Bogota, Colombia (BOG)                November 8   Daily
St. Thomas, USVI (STT)              November 8   3x weekly
Medellin, Colombia (MDE)*              November 9   2x weekly
Cartagena, Colombia (CTG)*      November 10 2x weekly
Asheville, North Carolina (AVL)     September 7    3x weekly 4x weekly from Nov. 8
Greensboro, North Carolina (GSO)    September 7    3x weekly 4x weekly from Nov. 8
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (MYR)November 10  2x weekly