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Spirit Airlines Adds Third Destination in Puerto Rico

The persistent COVID-19 ordeal disrupted and altered the airline industry, forcing several major carriers to quickly reevaluate their current strategy and adapt to stay afloat and survive during the crisis. However, with the significant push for vaccinations and subsequent booster shots to combat the spread, some airlines see this as an opportunity to appeal to as many passengers as possible. In an industry filled with cutthroat and fierce competition for flight routes and passengers, Spirit Airlines' notable ultra-low-cost (ULCC) and…

DOT Holds Ex-Southwest Gates for Low-Cost Carrier Use Only

After the departure of Southwest from Newark Liberty International Airport, the Department of Transportation noted that those vacant slots would not go to any airline moving forward. The government agency announced that the airport will freeze the eight vacant landing slots into New Jersey’s largest airport and will only be…

Spirit Adds Routes to Prepare For Fall, Winter Seasons

While the summer travel season is at its mid-season peak, several major airlines continue to rebuild and expand their route networks to maximize connectivity and capture as much of the market as possible. In an industry known for being cutthroat and having fierce competition, Spirit’s ultra-low-cost strategy continues to lead…

Spirit Airlines Directs Its Attention to St. Louis

The COVID-19 crisis forcefully hindered networking and the ability to seamlessly travel for leisure – two components that highlight and define the airline and travel industry. However, Spirit Airlines - an airline that has evolved and grown its notable, low-cost business model in response to COVID-19’s profound effects, faster than…

Spirit Airlines Announces New LaGuardia Routes, Terminal Adjustments

Spirit Airlines has announced significant changes to its route network out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Following a similar strategy seen by many of the ultra low-cost carriers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the carrier’s expansion focuses on leisure destinations and one destination that is currently unserved by any airline from…

Delta Awarded ‘Diamond’ APEX Rating for Cleanliness

Delta has earned a Diamond rating from the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and SimpliFlying for customer safety throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The rating is the highest of the three-tiered certification for the award determined through an independent health and safety audit. The audit consists of an online questionnaire covering…

Frontier, Spirit Send Furlough Notices to Employees

Frontier Airlines warned 35% of its flight attendants and pilots that they are at risk of being furloughed during the first two weeks of October. In a letter sent to employees and obtained by AirlineGeeks, Frontier’s Vice President of Human Resources notified staff of their expected status and did not…

Spirit Adds International Flavor to New Orleans Route Map

Spirit Airlines has continued to push its presence in New Orleans and recently began to push outside the domestic market. The ultra-low-cost carrier will launch service to the Big Easy to Cancun, Mexico and San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The routes will be operated using the carrier’s 145-seat Airbus A319 aircraft…

Spirit Airlines Celebrates Anniversary, Growth In Austin

Spirit Airlines inaugurated new flights to Cancun from five U.S. cities on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in time for spring break travel. The Miramar, Flo.-based carrier now serves Cancun from 11 U.S. destinations with Austin, Nashville, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh joining the list. For Austin, the departure of Spirit flight 1054…

Spirit Breaks Ground on New Florida Headquarters

Spirit Airlines held a groundbreaking ceremony with state officials and business leaders to celebrate the construction of its new corporate headquarters in Dania Beach, Fla. Spirit is investing up to $250 million for the creation of a corporate campus of up to 500,000 square feet of space and the airline…