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Spirit Airlines - airline information

    

  

  

General information

   

Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines is one of the USA's most well known low cost airlines.

Even though, their fleet is medium in size, but dwarf near the giant SouthWest, Spirit manages to play a key role in the eastern part of the USA, where if connects important cities.

Founded in 1992, Spirit is a young airline and has known success, but it hasn't skyrocketed like rival JetBlue from New York.

Initially the airline operated under another name, CharterOne (founded in 1980s), then it rebranded and became the one we know today. The first flight under the new name was between Detroit and Atlantic City.

Ryanair and Air Asia are copying the model of Spirit, but is seems like so far Ryanair has been the most successful in this way of making business. The idea is to reduce prices as much as possible.

          

Fact sheet

 

 General company information...

Official name: 

Spirit Airlines

Slogan(s):

-

IATA designator:

NK

ICAO designator:

NKS

Headquarters:

Miramar (Florida), USA

Alliance:

None

 Destinations...

Hubs:

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport - Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood (Florida) USA

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport - Detroit (Michigan), USA

Focus cities, regions,

secondary hubs:

Atlantic City International Airport - Atlantic City, USA

Number of destinations:

37

 Fleet & flights-related...

Fleet size:

36

Aircraft types used:

Airbus A319, Airbus A321

Accidents & incidents:

None

 Passengers-related...

Number of passengers:

-

Classes:

-

Frequent flyer program:

Free Spirit

Other important issues:

- Spirit Airlines is one of the very few airlines that offer services for pets, on some flights

  

Destinations

 

Spirit operates charter and scheduled flights within the USA and the Caribbean region and South America.

With its 36 planes, Spirit flies to 37 destinations, a quarter of which are in the Caribbean area and South America.

Peru, Honduras and Nicaragua were places towards which the airline has extended its tentacles in 2007. Further extensions into Venezuela, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago are expected.

   

Fleet

  

Spirit has chosen Airbus for its fleet. All aircraft are Airbuses, types used are Airbus A319 and A32.

     

Activity & market position

  

Focusing on vacation destinations

  

The carrier tries to exploit the intense traffic between the USA and the primary vacation destinations of the US citizens.

Inside the USA it rivals with low cost carriers on certain destinations and southeastern US airlines.

 

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 Last modified/updated: October 5, 2007

                           

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