18 February, 2019

A Spirited start to Austin.............

Last week the US low-cost airline Spirit Airlines opened up services from Austin, Texas, with daily services to Baltimore/Washington, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Orlando. The carrier will also add Los Angeles and Atlanta from the 2nd and 23rd May respectively.

“We are excited to launch our inaugural service from Austin and give back to a worthy organization like Kids in a New Groove,” said John Kirby, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning. “Texas’ capital city is booming, and Spirit Airlines is thrilled to announce Atlanta as our tenth non-stop destination from the live music capital of the world.  We are confident our new Guests in Central Texas will recognize that Spirit provides the best value in the sky with low fares, an on-time operation, and signature service.”

“Central Texas travellers will benefit from Spirit Airlines’ distinctive service,” said Jim Smith, Executive Director of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. “This expands our travel options and we welcome Spirit to the airport.”

The airline celebrated its first flights from Austin with a special donation to a local non-profit organization serving Austin-area children.  The Spirit Airlines Charitable Foundation provided Kids in a New Groove with a $10,000 donation to further its mission of providing foster children with musical mentorships and tutoring.  The donation is a part of Spirit Airlines’ initiative to give back in the communities it serves.