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Spirit Airlines to Launch Service to Charleston from Fort Lauderdale, Newark and Philadelphia

Spirit Airlines will launch daily service to Charleston, South Carolina from Fort Lauderdale, Newark and Philadelphia from April 5, 2023.


Spirit Airlines Airbus A320neo - Courtesy Spirit Airlines

On Wednesday (December 14, 2022), Spirit Airlines announced the launch of new daily service to Charleston International Airport (CHS) from Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Newark (EWR) and Philadelphia (PHL) starting April 5, 2023. The new routes will also offer travelers from Charleston easy and affordable access to South Florida and the Northeast, along with seamless one-stop international connections via FLL to destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Charleston will become Spirit’s second destination in South Caroline, as the carrier has offered service to Myrtle Beach (MYR) for over 25 years.


Celebrating the launch of the new routes, Spirit is offering introductory one-way fares from Charleston to Newark and Fort Lauderdale starting at $49 for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Guests traveling between Charleston and Philadelphia can also enjoy one-way fares from $39 (a 14-day advance purchase is required).


In Wednesday’s announcement, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning, John Kirby, said,


“We’re excited to connect the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina, with three of the biggest metro areas on the East Coast. Spirit’s affordable fares and convenient, nonstop flights allow Guests to travel more often to visit friends and loved ones, and explore Charleston's attractions, coastline and world-class restaurants.”


Also commenting on the new service, Charleston International Airport’s Executive Director and CEO, Elliott Summey, said,


“We are grateful for Spirit's commitment and investment in our community and the Charleston International Airport. Spirit's low fares and affordable flights provide more options for travelers to take a vacation here in Charleston, or for local residents to visit family and friends in three major cities any day of the week.”


Explore Charleston’s CEO, and Chair of the Aviation Authority, Helen Hill, added,


“The new partnership with Spirit is a major achievement for our community and further illustrates the strength and desirability of the Charleston region. The Northeast and Florida have consistently been top areas of origin for visitors to the Lowcountry. Additional daily options for Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale, and New York area residents to conveniently enjoy our region’s unparalleled attributes increase our travel industry’s competitiveness and economic impact. Simultaneously, an additional carrier and new nonstop routes are important benefits for Charleston area locals who can now more affordably and easily connect with friends and family in these markets.”


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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