Spirit Airlines Launches New Service at Memphis International Airport
Spirit Airlines has today launched service at Memphis International Airport with the first flight arriving from Orlando and the first departure bound for Las Vegas. Memphis is now Spirit’s second gateway in Tennessee, following the launch of service from Nashville in 2019.
Today (April 20, 2022), Spirit Airlines announced the start of operations at Memphis International Airport (MEM) in Memphis, Tennessee. The first flight arrived from Orlando (MCO) today and the first departure was bound for Las Vegas (LAS). Memphis is now the airline’s second airport in Tennessee, following the launch of service to/from Nashville in 2019. The Spirit Charitable Foundation marked the occasion with a $20,000 donation to Alpha Omega Veterans Services, a Memphis-based nonprofit that serves displaced and homeless veterans.
In Wednesday’s announcment, Spirit Airlines’ President and CEO, Ted Christie, said,
“It feels great to be back in a city I loved living in earlier in my career and come back to celebrate our new, nonstop service that will make it easier for travelers to discover all the culture, music, and history Memphis has to offer. Growing our presence in Tennessee also means more high-value travel options for our new Memphis Guests looking for convenient flights to some of the nation's most popular leisure destinations.”
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, as well as 33 new aircraft in 2023.
Source: Spirit Airlines/PRNewswire