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Spirit Airlines Partners With San José Mineta Airport in Bid for New Washington Reagan National Service

Spirit Airlines and San José Mineta Airport have teamed up in a bid to launch new service between the San Francisco Bay area and Washington’s Reagan National Airport.  If approved, this would be the only direct low-fare service between Silicon Valley and the capital.

Spirit Airlines Airbus A320neo - Courtesy Spirit Airlines

On Thursday (May 23, 2024), Spirit Airlines announced that they have partnered with San  José Mineta Airport (SJC) to seek FAA approval to launch new nonstop service between the San Francisco Bay area and Washington’s Reagan National Airport (DCA).  The proposed new service would be the only direct low-fare service between Silicon Valley and the nation’s capital, boosting competition, and offering Bay Area travelers more choices when traveling to Washington D.C.  Spirit Airlines originally launched service at SJC in June 2023, and currently offers nonstop service to Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW), Las Vegas (LAS), and San Diego (SAN).

In Thursday’s announcement, Spirit Airlines’ EVP and Chief Commercial Officer, Matt Klein, said,

“Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., share significant ties in the technology industry. New nonstop flights between the airports that sit at the heart of these two communities would make travel easier and foster opportunity for better collaboration between these influential markets.  Our San José Guests have truly embraced Spirit during our first year of service at SJC, and we appreciate the support from the SJC team and our community partners in pursuing this new service.”

Also commenting on the proposed new service, SJC’s Director of Aviation, Mookie Patel, said,

“We’re excited to partner with Spirit to secure highly demanded, nonstop service between SJC and DCA.  DCA is a uniquely well-positioned gateway to both the center of federal decision-making in Washington and the booming tech center in the surrounding region.  Together with SJC's unmatched reliability and convenience for Silicon Valley – and Spirit's low fares – this proposed service will provide travelers between two important markets with an exceptional customer experience end-to-end.”

Dania Beach, Florida-based low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is committed to offering the best value in the sky with service to nearly 100 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 operates a fleet of 205 Airbus A320 Family and A320neo Family aircraft.


Source: Spirit Airlines


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