Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Spirit Airlines to become Honor Flight South Florida offical airline in 2019

US ultra low cost carrier Spirit Airlines has advised that it is partnering with Honor Flight South Florida to serve as the organization’s official airline in 2019. In the next year, Spirit will charter four Honor Flights to Washington, D.C. Approximately 340 total veterans will visit the memorials honouring their service and sacrifice to their country, all at no charge to those revered veterans.

Honor Flight South Florida helps transport our nation’s oldest veterans, who served in WWII, as well as the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam.  These heroes are given a chance to visit their memorials and feel the gratitude of their country. During the trips, the veterans meet members of Congress, veteran officials and take special trips to Arlington National Cemetery, WWII Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Marine Corps War Memorial.

Spirit has long supported the nation’s military and veterans while keeping their fares as low as possible. Spirit offers free bags for active duty military service members and has partnered with Honor Flight South Florida for several flights in the past. Each year, the airline also provides hundreds of free flights to wounded warriors and their families.

“We are proud to work with Honor Flight South Florida to support these dedicated veterans’ trips,” said Ted Christie, Spirit Airlines’ President. “They have done so much for our country and deserve the opportunity to visit the memorials and experience the impact their sacrifices still have on the lives of all Americans.”

“This new partnership with Spirit will permit Honor Flight South Florida to reach out to far more of South Florida’s oldest veterans to give them what many refer to as one of the best days of their lives,” said HFSF Chairman Rick Asper.  “The generous support of Spirit Airlines, South Florida’s own hometown air carrier, is unique in the nation for the Honor Flight family. On behalf of these veteran heroes we thank Spirit.”