Spirit Airlines moves Washington airport; launches new Dallas/Fort Worth route

Cutting the ribbon to launch Spirit Airlines’ operations at Baltimore/Washington Airport were Mark Kopczak, Spirit’s Senior Director of Network Planning, and Paul J. Wiedefeld, Executive Director, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. The airline has moved its Fort Lauderdale route from Washington National Airport and has launched a new DFW service.

  • Spirit Airlines began serving Baltimore/Washington, MD (BWI), the airport analysed this week, with two routes on 6 September, using 178-seat A320 aircraft. The twice-daily operations from Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) are moved from Washington Reagan, while the low-cost airline’s daily flights from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DTW) are new. Mark Kopczak, Maryland native and Spirit’s Senior Director of Network Planning, said: “Our new location at BWI allows us to better serve our customers from throughout the entire Baltimore/Washington region. BWI provides Spirit with better scheduling flexibility and the ability to add flights to more cities nonstop.” Both routes face considerable competition; the Dallas/Fort Worth route is also operated by American Airlines with 40 weekly frequencies, while both AirTran and Southwest operate the Fort Lauderdale route with a combined 70 flights a week.

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