This Spring, Spirit Airlines will become the first new domestic carrier to announce operations at Salt lake City International Airport (SLC) following the 2020 unveiling of the airport’s $4.5 billion renovation project.
On Tuesday (January 25, 2022), Spirit Airlines announced the start of operations from Salt Lake City International Airport starting May 26, 2022, with twice daily service to Las Vegas (LAS), and daily flights to Los Angeles (LAX) and Orlando (MCO). The new service mark’s the carrier’s entry into the Utah market, and Spirit will become the first new domestic airline at SLC, following the 2020 unveiling of the airport’s $4.5 billion renovation project, providing an enhanced guest experience. Spirit’s new presence in Salt Lake City will increase competition, offering families more options for affordable getaways.
In Tuesday’s announcement, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning, John Kirby, said,
“We listen to our Guests, and they told us they wanted more exciting Western destinations to experience the great outdoors. This spring is a great time to launch service to Salt Lake City, The Crossroads of the West. We're also excited to introduce our high-value travel proposition for our new Utah Guests looking for convenient non-stop flights to some of the nation's most popular leisure destinations.”
Also commenting on Spirit’s new gateway, Salt Lake City Department of Airports’ Executive Director, Bill Wyatt, said,
“We are thrilled to welcome Spirit Airlines to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). Spirit has the distinction of being the first new domestic carrier to come aboard since opening The New SLC. The Spirit model will be a popular addition to SLC's portfolio of airlines.”
In addition to the new Salt Lake City service, Spirit recently launched new service in Tegucigalpa, Honduras (XPL), Manchester, New Hampshire (MHT) and Miami, Florida (MIA). The carrier will be hosting a pilot hiring event in Salt lake City on February 8, 2022. Interested candidates can email MeetTheChiefs@spirit.com for more information.
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.
Source: Spirit Airlines/PRNewswire