As TV screens in the terminal showed Spirit Airlines’ A319 receiving a fire-truck salute, a mariachi band entertained the VIPs gathered to celebrate the low-cost airline’s first international route out of Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. Spirit now serves Toluca near Mexico City with daily flights.
- Spirit Airlines continued expanding its network out of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW), the base analysed this week. On 21 June, the airline launched four new routes; three domestic and one to Toluca (TLC), the secondary airport for Mexico City that the airline already serves from Fort Lauderdale. Each of the new routes is operated daily with the low-cost airline’s 145-seat A319 aircraft. American Airlines competes on the three domestic routes to Detroit, MI (DTW), Portland, OR (PDX) and San Diego, CA (SAN) with 36, 30 and 55 weekly flights respectively, while Delta also operates to Detroit with a frequency of 29 flights a week. Jeff Fegan, CEO of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, commented: “The Toluca flight is the 49th international destination being served from DFW. The route has been of great interest to local business travelers and with Toluca being a Sister City to Fort Worth, it already has great support. Spirit’s growth here at DFW has been fast-paced and travelers are benefiting from these greater travel options.”