Spirit Airlines springs eight Floridian sectors

Tampa did not just have one, but two cakes to celebrate Spirit Airlines’ new routes to Akron-Canton and Baltimore/Washington. Posing with the cake to celebrate the start of flights to Akron-Canton, a new destination for the airline, are: Kenneth Strickland, Director of Air Service and Development, Tampa Airport; Kari Goetz, Director of Marketing, Tampa Airport; and Edward Garduno, GM Spirit Airlines. On hand to promote the cake commissioned for the airline’s new Baltimore/Washington route are the Floridian airport’s: Chris Minner, VP of Marketing; Joe Lopano, CEO; and John Tiliacos, VP of Operations. Tampa also held a prize wheel competition at the gate for the first passengers to spin and answer trivia questions about the new destinations in order to win special giveaways.

Akron-Canton Airport welcomed the arrival of its newest carrier on 10 November – Spirit Airlines. The airline will link the Ohio city to Orlando, Southwest Florida, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, while a further two routes to Myrtle Beach and Las Vegas will be added for S17. To celebrate, Akron-Canton held a beach-themed party to herald the new links to Florida.

  • Spirit Airlines commenced eight new US domestic routes between 10 and 11 November, all of which link to the state of Florida. The sectors also bring a new airport to Spirit Airlines’ route map – Akron-Canton (CAK). The Ohio airport will be linked by the ULCC to Orlando (MCO), Southwest Florida (RSW), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Tampa (TPA). Of the carrier’s new routes, six will face direct competition. The average frequency of the new sectors is 6.1, while the average sector length is 1,555 kilometres. See how Akron-Canton Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
10 Nov Baltimore/Washington (BWI) Tampa (TPA) A319 (7) Southwest Airlines (54)
Boston (BOS) Orlando (MCO) A320 (7) JetBlue Airways (56),
Delta Air Lines (11)
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Akron-Canton (CAK) Allegiant Air (2)
Kansas City (MCI) Orlando (MCO) Southwest Airlines (15),
Frontier Airlines (3)
Orlando (MCO) Akron-Canton (CAK) Southwest Airlines (1)
Southwest Florida (RSW) A320 (4)
Tampa (TPA) A320 (3)
11 Nov Baltimore/Washington (BWI) Southwest Florida (RSW) A319 (7) Southwest Airlines (35)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 15 November 2016. WF = weekly frequency.

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