Spirit Airlines adds routes from Fort Lauderdale and Myrtle Beach; Arnold Palmer, Niagara Falls airports set to benefit
Spirit Airlines, the self-styled ULCC (Ultra Low Cost Carrier), best known for its route network into the Caribbean has announced a number of new domestic routes to start next year. Four relatively small airports will be connected to both Fort Lauderdale (Florida) and Myrtle Beach (South Carolina).
|Destination||From Fort Lauderdale (WF)||From Myrtle Beach (WF)|
|Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY (IAG)||27 January 2011 (3)||5 May 2011 (3)|
|Charleston, WV (CRW)||3 March 2011 (3)||5 May 2011 (3)|
|Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)||5 May 2011 (14)|
|Latrobe, PA (LBE)||12 February 2011 (4)||5 May 2011 (4)|
|Plattsburgh, NY (PBG)||14 January 2011 (4)||5 May 2011 (4)|
|Washington Reagan, DC (DCA)||5 May 2011 (7)|
|Source: Spirit Airlines|
In addition, from 5 May 2011 Spirit Airlines is also adding double-daily flights from Dallas/Ft. Worth to Las Vegas, a route currently served by both American Airlines and US Airways.
Only scheduled services from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
The two routes to Latrobe will see the re-start of scheduled services from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, after the demise of the airport’s last scheduled service to Detroit (with Northwest) was terminated in July 2009. Niagara Falls International Airport is another facility with few scheduled services (but a lovely new terminal which opened in August 2009), while Plattsburgh currently offers four routes, three of them to Florida (Fort Lauderdale, St Petersburg/Clearwater and Orlando Sanford) all operated by Allegiant Air.