• Joe Breitfeller

Spirit Airlines Expands Service at Baltimore Washington International Airport

Spirit Airlines announced Friday that they are expanding their service from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). The airline is adding new international service as well as additional service to Puerto Rico and Florida.

Spirit Airlines Airbus A319 - Courtesy Spirit Airlines

Yesterday, Spirit Airlines announced they will be expanding their service from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). The expansion includes new international service, as well as expanded service to Puerto Rico and Florida starting in the spring of 2020. The airline is adding frequencies to Central and South Florida with four daily flights to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and 3-4 daily flights to Orlando International Airport (MCO), starting April 22, 2020. Spirit will also double their service between BWI and San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) from May 21, 2020. On the same day, the carrier will also offer new daily international service to San Salvador’s El Salvador International Airport (SAL), becoming the first airline to offer nonstop service between BWI and SAL. In Friday’s announcement, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning, John Kirby said,

“Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is a hey component of Spirit’s route network. We’re adding nonstop flights from BWI to take our guests where they want to go, while adding even MORE GO by connecting them to many exotic destinations via our international gateways of Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. We launched Baltimore/Washington-San Juan in February 2019 and have been extremely pleased with the performance of the market. Baltimore travelers told us they wanted nonstop service to El Salvador, bolstering our BWI international service portfolio which includes Cancun, Mexico and Montego Bay, Jamaica.”

With the new service announced on Friday, Spirit now serves 26 destinations from BWI. The airline became the second largest carrier operating from BWI after previously inaugurating service to Austin, Nashville, Charlotte, Jacksonville, Raleigh-Durham and San Juan.

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 their “Fit Fleet®.”

Source: Spirit Airlines