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Spirit Airlines to fly to 9 more cities from Myrtle Beach this summer

Spirit Airlines, which is soon planning to merge with rival Frontier Airlines, has announced plans to fly to 9 more cities from Myrtle Beach this summer.

The airline will launch 9 nonstop routes to Myrtle Beach International Airport this spring, introducing 5 new destinations, and resuming service from 4 other cities.

The seasonal service begins with nonstop routes to Manchester and a resumption of operations to Niagara Falls in April. Next up, routes to Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Houston, Louisville, Milwaukee, and St. Louis will launch ahead of Memorial Day weekend in May 2022. In June 2022, Spirit will connect Myrtle Beach to its newest market, Rochester.

From Myrtle Beach, Spirit is launching or resuming flights to the following 9 destinations:

  • Manchester (New): starts 20th April 2022 – daily flight
  • Niagara Falls (Resuming): resumes on 22nd April 2022 – 3/4-weekly flights
  • Indianapolis (Resuming): resumes on 25th May 2022 – 4-weekly flights
  • Minneapolis (Resuming): resumes on 26th May 2022 – 2/3-weekly flights
  • Houston (Resuming): resumes on 26th May 2022 – 2/3-weekly flights
  • Louisville (New): starts on 26th May 2022 – 2/3-weekly flights
  • St. Louis (New): starts on 26th May 2022 – 2/3-weekly flights
  • Milwaukee (New): starts on 27th May 2022 – 2/3-weekly flights
  • Rochester (New): starts on 24th June 2022 – 4-weekly flights

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John Kirby, Vice President of Network Planning, Spirit Airlines, said:

Lots of people are looking to head out to great leisure destinations like the South Carolina beaches this summer, and we’re excited to launch some new routes and resume others to help our Guests get their fun in the sun. These new routes, in addition to our existing schedule, makes Spirit the leading carrier to Myrtle Beach.

The airline states that it is continuing to invest in Myrtle Beach International Airport with nearly 30 daily departures during the peak season. This includes markets with multiple flight options such as twice daily service to Baltimore, Detroit, Hartford, New York LaGuardia, Newark and more. Just last year, Spirit celebrated its 25th year serving Myrtle Beach.

Scott Van Moppes, Director of Airports for Myrtle Beach International Airport, said:

Spirit Airlines is an exceptional asset to our community, with the airline transporting more than 44% of all passengers at MYR. This announcement is a huge win for our travelers and we’re thrilled to offer customers more choices than ever on the Spirit network. This investment further reaffirms Spirit’s dedication to the Grand Strand and we are incredibly appreciative of their continued partnership.

Meanwhile, Spirit Airlines recently announced the addition of Rochester to its network.

Featured image by Spirit Airlines

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