Thursday, 20 September 2018

Spirit Airlines expands Florida operations with services from Jacksonville

The US ultra low-cost carrier, Spirit Airlines is growing in its home state of Florida with the addition of Jacksonville.

Starting on 20th December the budget airline will operate a nonstop daily service from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Detroit Metro Airport (DTW).   

Jacksonville will become Spirit’s 69th destination and joins the carriers other Florida stations of Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Tampa and West Palm Beach. “We are so proud to be expanding service once again right here in the Sunshine State to my hometown of Jacksonville,” said Laurie Villa, Spirit Airlines’ Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.  “Beyond a proud military presence, the Jacksonville area offers beautiful warm beaches, amazing golf courses, lively festivals, sporting events, and family-friendly attractions that will no doubt be a draw for our Guests.  As we continue to expand, we want to make sure we continue to serve our neighbours with ultra-low fares right here in our home state.”

“It is with great excitement and anticipation that we welcome Spirit Airlines to Northeast Florida,” said Steve Grossman, Chief Executive Officer of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority. “Their arrival means more low fares for the Jacksonville community.”.

(photos Spirit Airlines)