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Spirit Airlines announces 12 new flights to 2 new destinations

Spirit Airlines has announced 2 new destinations: Pensacola in Florida and St. Louis in Missouri with 12 new nonstop routes.

Flights out of St. Louis

Service from St. Louis will launch on 27th May, with new daily flights to some of Spirit’s biggest cities – Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Orlando.

The United States-based airline is hoping to capitalize on leisure-focused trips to the theme parks in Orlando or the Las Vegas strip, as well as VFR (visiting friends and relatives) traffic in Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles by connecting St. Louis with its largest cities.

Flight schedule of St. Louis-Fort Lauderdale-St. Louis route:

  • St. Louis-Fort Lauderdale
  • Departure time: 19:10
  • Arrival time: 22:49
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 39 minutes
  • Flight number: NK1132
  • Fort Lauderdale-St. Louis
  • Departure time: 08:30
  • Arrival time: 10:24
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 54 minutes
  • Flight number: NK1133

Flight schedule of St. Louis-Las Vegas-St. Louis route:

  • St. Louis-Las Vegas
  • Departure time: 13:23
  • Arrival time: 14:58
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 35 minutes
  • Flight number: NK1155
  • Las Vegas-St. Louis
  • Departure time: 15:48
  • Arrival time: 21:01
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 13 minutes
  • Flight number: NK1134

Flight schedule of St. Louis-Los Angeles-St. Louis route:

  • St. Louis-Los Angeles
  • Departure time: 11:14
  • Arrival time: 12:19
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 5 minutes
  • Flight number: NK1157
  • Los Angeles-St. Louis
  • Departure time: 13:20
  • Arrival time: 18:20
  • Flight time: 3 hours
  • Flight number: NK1158

Flight schedule of St. Louis-Orlando-St. Louis route:

  • St. Louis-Orlando
  • Departure time: 07:00
  • Arrival time: 10:17
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 17 minutes
  • Flight number: NK1130
  • Orlando-St. Louis
  • Departure time: 11:07
  • Arrival time: 12:33
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 26 minutes
  • Flight number: NK1131

In addition to the four aforementioned routes, the airline will add a new service between St. Louis and Pensacola starting 10th June.

  • St. Louis-Pensacola
  • Departure time: 12:28
  • Arrival time: 14:18
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: NK1135
  • St. Louis-Fort Lauderdale
  • Departure time: 17:28
  • Arrival time: 19:18
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: NK1144

Nick Bartolotta, Director of Network Planning, Spirit Airlines, in a taped video interview said:

St. Louis was a natural addition for us. It’s the largest city in the United States that Spirit doesn’t currently serve… As we look at cities with similar characteristics to St. Louis, they’ve been rebounding quickly, making us confident that now is the right time to start serving the Gateway to the West.

Flights out of Pensacola

10th June coincides with the date when Spirit will start operations at its new Pensacola outstation. New destinations from Pensacola include Austin, Columbus, Dallas-Fort Worth, Kansas City, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Louisville.

Flight schedule of Pensacola-Austin-Pensacola route:

  • Pensacola-Austin
  • Departure time: 11:28
  • Arrival time: 13:18
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: NK1153
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
  • Austin-Pensacola
  • Departure time: 14:03
  • Arrival time: 15:48
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • Flight number: NK1154

Flight schedule of Pensacola-Columbus-Pensacola route:

  • Pensacola-Columbus
  • Departure time: 09:30
  • Arrival time: 12:40
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: NK2672
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • Columbus-Pensacola
  • Departure time: 07:30
  • Arrival time: 08:40
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: NK2673

Flight schedule of Pensacola-Dallas Fort Worth-Pensacola route:

  • Pensacola-Dallas Fort Worth
  • Departure time: 08:48
  • Arrival time: 10:48
  • Flight time: 2 hours
  • Flight number: NK1138
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Dallas Fort Worth-Pensacola
  • Departure time: 08:43
  • Arrival time: 10:38
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: NK1139

Flight schedule of Pensacola-Kansas City-Pensacola route:

  • Pensacola-Kansas City
  • Departure time: 11:23
  • Arrival time: 13:28
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 05 minutes
  • Flight number: NK1142
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • Kansas City-Pensacola
  • Departure time: 14:13
  • Arrival time: 16:13
  • Flight time: 2 hours
  • Flight number: NK1143

Flight schedule of Pensacola-Indianapolis-Pensacola route:

  • Pensacola-Indianapolis
  • Departure time: 15:03
  • Arrival time: 18:03
  • Flight time: 2 hours
  • Flight number: NK1136
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • Indianapolis-Pensacola
  • Departure time: 18:48
  • Arrival time: 19:48
  • Flight time: 2 hours
  • Flight number: NK1137

Flight schedule of Pensacola-Louisville-Pensacola route:

  • Pensacola-Louisville
  • Departure time: 15:08
  • Arrival time: 18:08
  • Flight time: 2 hours
  • Flight number: NK1150
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
  • Louisville-Pensacola
  • Departure time: 18:58
  • Arrival time: 19:58
  • Flight time: 2 hours
  • Flight number: NK1151

St. Louis and Pensacola are Spirit’s seventh and eighth new destinations, respectively, added in the past year.

With its relaxed COVID restrictions and a plethora of socially distant activities, pandemic-weary travelers — and airlines — have been flocking to Pensacola.

Featured image by Spirit Airlines

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