Thursday, 13 February 2020

Spirit Becomes Fort Lauderdale’s Largest International Airline

 Trips in and out of Florida will be easier than ever this spring! The ultra-low-cost US carrier Spirit Airlines is scheduling additional flights every day from some of Central and South Florida’s most popular destinations, the airline announced Tuesday. The expanded options deliver on Spirit’s longstanding promise to invest in the Guest by offering more convenience and flexibility.

In all, Florida’s Hometown Airline plans to inaugurate or upgrade the frequency of flights on 16 routes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO). The changes will begin April 1, 2020 and continue rolling out through July.




New Service
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to/from:Effective:Frequency:
Oakland (OAK)April 1, 2020Daily
Extensions & Additional Frequencies
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to/from:Effective:Frequency:
Guatemala City (GUA)April 22, 2020Up to 2 Daily*
Myrtle Beach (MYR)April 22, 20202x Daily
New Orleans (MSY)April 22, 20202x Daily**
Philadelphia (PHL)April 22, 20204x Daily
San Salvador (SAL)April 23, 2020Up to 2 Daily*
St. Croix (STX)June 10, 2020Daily
Atlantic City (ACY)July 9, 20203x Daily
Detroit (DTW)July 9, 20203x Daily
Orlando (MCO) to/from:Effective:Frequency:
Medellín (MDE)April 22, 20203x Weekly
New York LaGuardia (LGA)April 22, 20201x Daily***
Raleigh-Durham (RDU)April 22, 20202x Daily
Atlantic City (ACY)July 9, 2020Up to 3 Daily
Guatemala City (GUA)July 9, 2020Daily*
Kansas City (MCI)July 9, 2020Up to 2 Daily
Pittsburgh (PIT)July 9, 20202x Daily




Fort Lauderdale’s growth includes additional flights to Guatemala City (GUA), San Salvador (SAL) and St. Croix (STX), which will cement Spirit’s lead as the airport’s largest carrier to the Caribbean and Latin America. The airline surpassed JetBlue in terms of available seats to the region in January 2020, with nonstop service to 28 destinations.

“Florida is very important to Spirit Airlines, and we are going to keep growing in the state we call home,” said John Kirby, Vice President of Network Planning for Spirit. “As the only major airline headquartered in the Sunshine State, Spirit Airlines continues to add new destinations and more non-stop service to meet the needs of Florida’s growing economy.”

*Requires government approval
**3x daily spring seasonal
***Upgraded from seasonal








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