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Spirit Shakes-Up Summer Route Network

Ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) Spirit has announced a new route shakeup which will see the carrier cutting routes and adding new ones. Initially reported by Ishrion Aviation, the Mirimar, Fla.-based carrier will launch or resume 11 new routes and cancel 12…

Spirit Scraps Tulum Service Plans in 2024

Ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) Spirit canceled its plans to serve Tulum's new airport starting in March 2024. Citing ongoing issues with its Pratt and Whitney engines, the carrier has postponed the service launch indefinitely. "We are postponing the start date of…

How Aircraft Sale and Leaseback Transactions Work

In the world of commercial aviation, an airline may not always own all the aircraft that it flies. In some cases an airline will purchase aircraft through various financing mechanisms and other times it may lease aircraft from lessors for…

JetBlue, Spirit Comment on Merger Blockage

JetBlue Airways has responded to a federal judge’s Tuesday decision to block its merger with Spirit Airlines. Judge William Young agreed with the Justice Department’s argument that removing Spirit Airlines would reduce customer choice and competition, thus limiting competition and…

Judge Blocks JetBlue, Spirit Merger

In a big win for President Joe Biden’s Justice Department, a federal judge has blocked the merger between JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines. The Justice Department sued to block the merger soon after it was announced, arguing that it was…