Monday, 21 January 2019

New routes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport

The ultra-low-cost US airline Spirit recently announced a number of new services from Raleigh - Durham starting this May.

Spirit will launch nonstop daily service from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) to Baltimore/Washington, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, and Orlando. The new routes will also create dozens of connections to other destinations in the United States, as well as the Caribbean and Latin America.  Raleigh-Durham will mark Spirit’s third destination in the Tar Heel State, joining the Piedmont Triad and Asheville currently served by the airline.

“We are excited to bring our low fares and reliable, on-time service to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport just in time for summer travel season,” said Matt Klein, Spirit Airlines’ Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.  “From families looking to get away, to the college community in need of a study break, Spirit’s eight daily flights from the Research Triangle will allow our Guests to get to some of the largest destinations in Spirit’s network, including those in the Caribbean and Latin America.”

"We are happy to welcome Spirit Airlines, the newest airline to join RDU and the Research Triangle community.  Spirit offers area travellers another option when they fly for both business and leisure,” said Michael Landguth, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority President and Chief Executive Officer.     -- -- -- .