Pittsburgh celebrated the start of Spirit Airlines’ new route to Los Angeles with a retro-themed beach party that included a hula-hoop contest, prize wheel and snow cones at Gate D83. Launched 13 July, the airline will operate the 3,428-kilometre route to California daily on its fleet of A320s.
- Spirit Airlines launched two routes from Pittsburgh (PIT) this week – Los Angeles (LAX) and Houston Intercontinental (IAH). The 3,428-kilometre route to California, launched 13 July, will be flown by the airline daily. Services on the 1,796-kilometre link to Texas, which inaugurated a day later according to OAG schedules, will also operate daily. Both flown on the airline’s fleet of A320s, the connection to Los Angeles will see direct competition from Southwest Airlines which itself provides a daily rotation, while Houston will go head-to-head with Star Alliance member United Airlines which offers 34 weekly flights. Indirect competition is also offered to Houston, with Southwest Airlines also serving Houston Hobby daily from Pittsburgh. See how Pittsburgh Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.