Saturday, 6 October 2018

Spirit Airlines begins international operations and announces new crew base

More Florida fun for hometown airline, Spirit as they announce new crew base location and start international operations.

Spirit Airlines staff have been celebrating the first day of international service out of Orlando International Airport by announcing it will bring hundreds of new jobs to the Orlando area with a new crew base for Flight Attendants and Pilots.

The crew base is scheduled to open on 1st December this year and will start with nearly 150 crewmembers. This move will help support Spirit’s massive international expansion in Orlando, adding to the 150 airport services jobs recently created to support the growth. Spirit is expected to bring hundreds of more inflight positions to Orlando this spring with job fairs expected in the coming months.

“Orlando is the perfect location for our new crew base and our international expansion,” said Bob Fornaro, Spirit Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer. “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.”

“Spirit Airlines’ growth in the Central Florida region is evident with their increased domestic and international flight schedules. Now, with the addition of a Spirit crew base at Orlando International Airport, they further solidify their commitment to our community,” says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

Spirit began new international services from Orlando to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (BQN); Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA); Panama City, Panama (PTY); and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ) on Thursday 4th October. The inaugural flights kicked off a flurry of new international and domestic routes from Orlando MCO starting in the next two months.

(images Spirit Airlines)