Spirit Airlines

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines logo 2014.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Operating bases
Frequent-flyer programFREE SPIRIT [1]
Fleet size115
HeadquartersMiramar, Florida

Spirit Airlines is an American ultra low-cost airline. Their biggest hub is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida[2] It flies to 57 cities throughout The Americas.

History[change | change source]

Spirit Airlines began in 1980 at Michigan. It was first known as Charter One. In 1992, it's name was finally changed to Spirit Airlines and it's headquarters were moved to Miramar, Florida. Spirit Airlines ordered 30 Airbus A320 family airplanes in 2006. In March 2007, Spirit became a low-cost carrier. It lowered its prices, got rid of free snacks & drinks and started charging passengers for luggage.[3] In 2011, Spirit opened focus cities in Chicago, Dallas and Las Vegas.[4][5]

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Spirit Airlines - flights, check-in, boarding pass, flight status, vacations". www.spirit.com.
  2. http://www.spiritair.com
  3. Chong, Benjamin. All You Bought is the Seat - A case study of Spirit Airlines. https://www.academia.edu/5124970/All_You_Bought_is_the_Seat_-_A_case_study_of_Spirit_Airlines. 
  4. "Spirit Airlines Announces Next Phase of Expansion". www.businesswire.com. 28 October 2010.
  5. "Spirit Airlines makes minor network cuts as Dallas-Mexico expansion continues". CAPA - Centre for Aviation.