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

  • 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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