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Spirit Airlines Opens New Maintenance Facility at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston

Spirit Airlines is deepening their roots in Houston with the opening of a new maintenance facility in Houston which includes a large hangar, shops, offices and warehousing for the Spirit Technical Operations team.

Spirit Airlines' New Maintenance Facility at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas - Courtesy Spirit Airlines

On Wednesday (April 20, 2022), Spirit Airlines announced the opening of a new maintenance at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston, Texas. Located along John F. Kennedy Boulevard, the facility includes a large aircraft maintenance hangar, offices, shops and warehouse space which will be utilized by the Spirit Technical Operations team when the first phase of operations starts. The complex has two aircraft bays and ramp space for up to four additional aircraft, and will complement the carrier’s maintenance hub in Detroit. Spirit plans on staffing the new facility with over 50 Houston-based team members, which will provide geographically important capacity for their growing fleet, including the addition of 24 new aircraft this year, for a total of 197 by the end of 2022, plus 33 more in 2023.

In Wednesday’s announcement, Spirit Airlines’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, John Bendoraitis, said,

“Maintaining our Spirit Fit Fleet® in top condition is a priority for us every day, and we've picked the perfect additional location for our stellar Technical Operations team as they support our on-going growth. We're proud to bring the values and commitment to excellence that earned our team the FAA's Aviation Maintenance Technician Diamond Award of Excellence to Houston. Thank you to the IAH team for the great 10-year partnership, and we look forward to adding jobs and new maintenance capacity as we grow our presence in the community.”

Also commenting on the opening of Spirit’s new maintenance facility, Houston Airports’ Director, Mario Diaz, said,

“Spirit Airlines will enhance their overall daily operations at Bush Airport by adding this new facility. This will not only benefit passengers all over their network but will elevate the airport guest experience for those who fly out of Houston to the airline's multiple domestic and international 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, and 33 additional aircraft in 2023.

Source: Spirit Airlines/PRNewswire


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