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Spirit Airlines Launches New Crew Base at Houston Intercontinental Airport

Three months after announcing a new maintenance facility at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston, Spirit has today announced the addition of pilot and flight attendant crew base at IAH.

Spirit to Open New Pilot and Flight Attendant Crew Base at IAH From Fall 2022 - Courtesy Spirit Airlines / PRNewswire

On Tuesday (July 19, 2022), Spirit Airlines announced the launch of a new pilot and flight attendant crew base at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston, Texas. The carrier expects to locate approximately 150 pilots and around 300 cabin crew members at the new base starting fall 2022, with additional crew, supervisors and support staff to follow. This follows the announcment that Spirit would open a new aircraft maintenance facility at IAH. The new base joins the airline’s existing crew bases in Atlanta (ATL), Atlantic City (ACY), Chicago (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Las Vegas (LAS) Miami (MIA) and Orlando (MCO).

In today’s announcment, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Operations and Crew Planning, Nick Bartolotta, said,

“This year marks our tenth anniversary in Houston, and it's the perfect time to celebrate this expansion that will bolster the foundation of our operation as our airline continues to grow. Houston is a key international gateway in our flight network, and we greatly appreciate the strong partnership with the city and airport that helped make this opportunity a reality.”

Spirit Airlines’ guests can currently travel from Houston to 16 domestic and seven international destinations, including new daily nonstop service to Monterrey, Mexico (MTY), which is scheduled to start this fall.

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 24 new fuel-efficient Airbus A320neos to their fleet in 2022, expanding their fleet to 197 aircraft, as well as 33 new aircraft in 2023.

Source: Spirit Airlines / PRNewswire


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