• Joe Breitfeller

Spirit Airlines Adds Flights to Fort Lauderdale Hub, Becomes Airport’s Largest International Airline

On Tuesday, Spirit Airlines announced an expansion at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) that will make the carrier the largest international airline operating out of the airport.

Spirit Airbus A319 - Courtesy Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines announced today an expansion at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). With the addition of more flights to Guatemala City (GUA), San Salvador (SAL) and St. Croix (STX), Spirit has surpassed JetBlue, in terms of seats, as FLL’s leading international airline to the Caribbean and Latin America. Spirit Airlines now offers nonstop service to 28 destinations in the region. Including the new international flights, the carrier will inaugurate or increase frequencies on 16 routes from FLL and Orlando International Airport (MCO) starting April 1, 2020. In Tuesday’s announcement, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning, John Kirby said,

“Florida is very important to Spirit Airlines, and we are going to keep growing in the state we call home. 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.”

Spirit FLL/MCO Expansion - Courtesy Spirit Airlines

Miramar, Florida-based low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines operates over 650 daily flights to 77 destinations in the US, Latin America and the Caribbean. The airline allows customers to select and pay for only the products and services they want, something they call “À La Smarte.” Spirit also operates one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient fleets in the US and recently firmed up an order for 100 new Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. The carrier proudly calls their youthful fleet of aircraft their “Fit Fleet®.”

Source: Spirit Airlines