Spirit Airlines launches nine routes; Dallas/Fort Worth gets three new services

Michael Pewther, Spirit Airlines’ Senior Director Sales, made an inaugural speech to celebrate the launch of the airline’s new service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Cancún. The airline now offers services to the Mexican resort from three US cities, as it also markets daily flights from Fort Lauderdale, FL, and weekly from Detroit, MI.

  • Spirit Airlines expanded its network with nine new routes in the course of last week, with most of the new services added on 25 April. Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) saw the most Spirit Airlines routes commence, as daily services to both Oakland, CA (OAK) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX), as well as thrice-weekly flights to Cancún (CUN) were launched. Spirit Airlines faces significant competition from a mix of legacy and low-cost carriers on seven of the routes. 
Launch date Origin Destination WF* A/c Competition
25-Apr-13 Baltimore/Washington, MD (BWI) Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR) 7 A320
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) Cancún (CUN) 3 A319 American (35)
Sun Country (6)
Oakland, CA (OAK) 7 A32S
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 7 A32S American (125)
Virgin America (21)
United (19)
Denver, CO (DEN) Minneapolis/St Paul, MN (MSP) 7 A319 Delta (37)
United (32)
Frontier (7)
United (32)
Frontier (7)
Southwest (7)
Houston, TX (IAH) Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 7 A319 United (78)
American (21)
Las Vegas, NV (LAS) Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 7 A320 US Airways (35)
Southwest (7)
Baltimore/Washington, MD (BWI) 7 A320 Southwest (27)
AirTran (7)
26-Apr-13 Philadelphia, PA (PHL) Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR) 7 A320 US Airways (12)
Source: Innovata w/c 6 May 2013.   *WF: Weekly Frequencies at launch.

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