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A Frontier A320neo landing at Las Vegas. Frontier is not the largest U.S. A320neo operator. (Photo: AirlineGeeks| William Derrickson)

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 elaborate on any details. The message confirmed that the airline anticipates the unpaid furlough to be permanent, or at least for a period of six months. The privately-held airline currently…

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…

Spirit Airlines to Begin Service Between Orlando and Charleston, W.V.

Spirit Airlines has announced it will begin flights between Charleston, W.Va. and Orlando, Fla. Yeager Airport saw its last flight to Orlando International Airport back in 2012 and since then, travelers have not had a nonstop link between the two cities. The new service, scheduled to begin in February 2020,…

Spirit to Open New Florida Headquarters

Ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit announced it will be moving its headquarters to a 500,000 square foot complex in Fort Lauderdale, in a move that will improve efficiency and communications throughout the carrier’s departments and support its ongoing growth plans throughout the next decade. The new complex, which will be ready in…

Spirit Goes Cancun Crazy With Five New Routes

Spirit Airlines is continuing its push across America's southern border with an expansion of leisure routes to Cancun beginning this winter. The airline will add service to Cancun from five new cities with including Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Austin, Philadelphia and Nashville launching across a three-week period starting Feb. 13, 2020. The…

Spirit Airlines Unveils Newly-Redesigned Cabin Seats to be Installed on…

Ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines will be installing new, ergonomically-designed cabin seats starting from Nov. 2019 on its new Airbus A320 jets. According to Spirit, the design of the latest cabin seats focus on guest comfort and is in response to feedback and survey results from its flying customers. The seats…

Hidden Bag Fees Bring Spirit to Court

The Manhattan-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday that Spirit Airlines could face a lawsuit from passengers who booked flights through third-party travel sites Expedia, Priceline, Travelocity and Cheapoair. According to the decision, the 22 passengers who had previously been party to a the lawsuit can sue…

Spirit Airlines Launches Service and Announces New Routes from Indianapolis

Spirit Airlines began service to its newest destination, Indianapolis, this week, marking the third ultra-low-cost carrier to serve the Indiana capital behind Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines. The airline began service Thursday evening with a flight to Las Vegas, a popular route for the city. Spirit’s second route from Indianapolis…