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