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Spirit Airlines Adds Miami International Airport as Their Third South Florida Option

Spirit Airlines is expanding their South Florida footprint with the addition of Miami International Airport, joining existing operations from Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Miami becomes the carrier’s seventh airport in Florida.

Spirit Airlines Airbus A320neo Rendering - Courtesy Airbus

On Friday (July 9, 2021), Spirit Airlines announced an expansion in South Florida with the addition of Miami International Airport (MIA), which joins existing operations to/from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Palm Beach International Airport (PBI). The carrier will now operate from seven Florida airports. Spirit’s initial MIA schedule is large enough to instantly make the airline Miami’s second largest carrier. The Miami expansion will be supported by the addition of 16 new fuel-efficient Airbus A320neos this year, and 21 more in 2022.

In Today’s announcement, Spirit Airlines’ CEO, Ted Christie, said,

“Spirit Airlines has called South Florida home for longer than 20 years, and our expansion into Miami will make it even easier for the Guests we have in our own backyard to access the best value in the sky. South Florida is a vibrant destination from Palm Beach to the Keys, and it’s home to millions. Our new Miami routes, combined with our long list of flights at Fort Lauderdale, will give our Guests unparalleled options for travel to and from the region.”

Spirit Airlines' Initial Schedule From Miami International Airport - Courtesy Spirit Airlines

Miramar, Florida-based low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is committed to offering the best value in the sky with service to destinations in the U.S., 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 U.S. The carrier proudly calls their youthful fleet of aircraft their “Fit Fleet®.” Spirit Airlines will add 16 new fuel-efficient Airbus A320neos to their fleet in 2021 and an additional 21 aircraft in 2022.

Source: Spirit Airlines


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