• Joe Breitfeller

Spirit Airlines Expands Service From Tampa to New York, Newark, Indianapolis and Nashville

Updated: Jan 11, 2020

On Thursday, Spirit Airlines announced new service from Tampa International Airport starting today. The airline will now offer daily service to New York LaGuardia, Newark Liberty and Indianapolis.

Spirit Airbus A319 - Courtesy Spirit Airlines

Just in time for the busy holiday season, Spirit Airlines announced new service from Tampa International Airport (TPA). The Miramar Florida based ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) will now offer daily service to New York’s LaGuardia, Newark Liberty and Indianapolis International Airport. This is in addition to new service from Tampa to Nashville announced last week, increasing the number of destinations served from Tampa to 24. In today’s announcement, Spirit Airlines’ SVP and Chief Commercial Officer, Matt Klein said,

“We are thrilled to bring even more of our Spirit Signature Service, brand new Airbus jets, and industry-leading low fares to Tampa. Tampa is one of the largest and most popular destinations in our network, but is also a rapidly-growing community with a demand for more affordable flight options. As America’s Fastest Growing Airline, we know this service will allow more families to reconnect with their loved ones or plan that much-needed winter getaway.

Spirit is growing rapidly in Tampa and has increased the number of flights offered by 22 percent over last year. Annually, the rapidly growing airline offers 14,000 flights with 2.5M seats from Tampa International Airport. Spirit also offers daily service from TPA to San Juan, Puerto Rico and has added more service to Atlanta and Baltimore/Washington DC.

Spirit also announced a partnership with ZooTampa at Lowry Park, where they will sponsor the updated “Macaw Flyover” exhibit with a new longer flight path. In today’s announcement, ZooTampa’s Chief Marketing Officer, Scott Rose stated,

“We are excited to partner with Spirit Airlines in elevating Tampa’s growing appeal as one of Florida’s most desirable destinations. Spirit Airlines’ sponsorship of our inspiring Macaw Flyover affirms the unique and immersive nature of our animal interactions that both delight and educate guests in our mission to care for and protect wildlife.”

In December, Spirit will begin rolling out their new cabin design with comfortable new seats and more useable legroom. The airline also recently announced their intention to purchase 100 new Airbus A320 family aircraft, as well as a planned move to a new $250M corporate headquarters in Dania Beach, Florida.

Source: Spirit Airlines


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