On 16 February Spirit Airlines commenced flights between Boston and Tampa, with the latter airport welcoming the new service with this Boston-themed four-tier cake. Seen posing with the route launch showstopper are: Greg Forrest, Sr. Business Analyst, Tampa Airport; Beth Zurenko, Director of Real Estate, Tampa Airport; Kari Goetz, Director of Marketing, Tampa Airport; Danny Cooper, Sr. Marketing Manager, Tampa Airport; Edward Garduno, GM Spirit Airlines; and John Tiliacos, VP of Operation and Customer Service, Tampa Airport.
- Spirit Airlines this week launched its fifth route to Florida from Boston (BOS), inaugurating a daily connection between the Massachusetts city and Tampa (TPA). It already links Boston to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Southwest Florida and Palm Beach. The carrier, which inaugurated flights on 16 February, will operate the 1,907-kilometre sector to Tampa using its A319 fleet. The city pairing is already well served by JetBlue Airways which offers four daily flights, while Delta Air Lines this week has also commenced a twice-daily connection between the two points. With this latest launch, Spirit Airlines now serves Tampa from 13 destinations according to OAG schedules, with many of those being in the north-east of the US, along with Atlanta in Georgia, Houston Intercontinental and Dallas/Fort Worth in Texas, plus Fort Lauderdale in Florida.