Spirit Airlines has revealed its largest schedules yet out of Orlando International Airport with more than 80 departures per day by the end of 2021.
Largest ever schedule yet out of Orlando
Spirit confirmed plans to restore pre-pandemic flights to Cartagena, Colombia; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Port-au-Prince, Haiti and San Salvador, El Salvador while increasing San Jose, Costa Rica to daily service. The airline’s full reinstatement of its international schedule comes on the heels of a complete reactivation of its domestic network from Orlando that was finished in time for the summer travel season.
John Kirby, Vice President of Network Planning, Spirit Airlines, said:
Florida’s Hometown Airline continues to invest at Orlando International Airport by offering daily flights to new domestic and international destinations. With over 80 flights each day to more than 50 cities, Spirit Airlines provides our Central Florida Guests even more nonstop options including 16 popular vacation destinations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Resumed services out of Orlando
Spirit Airlines is resuming flights from Orlando to the following destinations:
- Cartagena – resuming 10th September 2021 – 2 or 3-flights-a-week
- Guatemala City – resuming 9th September 2021 – 4-flights-a-week
- Montego Bay – resuming 9th September 2021 – 3-flights-a-week
- Port-au-Prince – resuming 18th November 2021 – 3-flights-a-week
- San Salvador – resuming 19th November 2021 – 3-flights-a-week
Additionally, the low-cost carrier will increase flights to San Jose to daily from 17th November 2021.
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New routes from Orlando
Spirit Airlines has launched (or will launch) flights to the following destinations from Orlando:
- Cancun – starting immediately – daily flights
- Louisville – starting immediately – daily flights
- Milwaukee – starting immediately – daily flights
- Punta Cana – starting immediately – 3-flights-a-week
- Santo Domingo – starting immediately – 4-flights-a-week
- St. Louis – starting immediately – daily flights
- Manchester – starting 7th October 2021 – daily flights
- Miami – starting 17th November 2021 – daily flights
Milwaukee, Louisville, St. Louis, Manchester, and Miami are the newest points on the airline’s domestic route map. Those destinations are mostly origination markets to bring passengers to Orlando to visit the area’s resorts, theme parks, and more.
Altogether, Spirit Guests will have roughly 20 additional flights and 10 new destinations to choose from each day compared to two years ago. The airline’s Orlando operations will be 45% larger than they were at the end of 2019 once the new routes and resumptions are up and running.
Spirit’s investment in Orlando
Spirit’s growth at Orlando International makes it the airport’s largest international airline and second largest airline overall, which means more jobs at the airport and behind the scenes.
Last month the airline opened its second Operations Control Center (OCC), which brings another 75 positions to Orlando and joins an existing South Florida facility that manages the flow of planes throughout the carrier’s network 365 days a year. The Orlando OCC joins Spirit’s existing crew base and state-of-the-art inflight training facility at Orlando.
Orlando is mainly a leisure-focused city as most of the travellers usually head to Disney World, Universal Studios, or SeaWorld, among many other attractions. The city is also close to beaches and the Kennedy Space Center, an entirely different kind of experience than the theme parks. So Spirit could perform very well in this city.
Spirit Airlines recently announced four new routes out of Manchester, New England and also announced five new routes from Milwaukee.
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