Spirit Airlines starts 13 sectors which are all served already

Spirit Airlines, Tampa

Tampa Airport celebrated the first flight on Spirit Airlines new connection to San Juan, launched 14 February, by baking this impressive four-tier route launch cake. Proudly displaying the baked masterpiece were Tampa Airport’s Jacob Tyler, Marketing Intern, and Debbie Stokes, Marketing Coordinator.

  • Spirit Airlines introduced 13 new routes in the space of just two days from 14 to 15 February. Austin (AUS) saw the most new links, with eight destinations being added from the Texas airport. All of the new sectors will be operated on a daily basis, with the ULCC facing incumbent competition on all routes. The length of the new connections vary from 512 kilometres on the Jacksonville (JAX) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) route, to 2,522 kilometres from San Juan (SJU) to Baltimore/Washington (BWI). The average sector length across the new routes is 1,573 kilometres.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
14-Feb Austin (AUS) Baltimore/Washington (BWI) A320 (7) Southwest Airlines (13)
Chicago O’Hare (ORD) United Airlines (25), American Airlines (20)
Denver (DEN) Southwest Airlines (40), United Airlines (27), Frontier Airlines (7)
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) A319 (7) Southwest Airlines (8), JetBlue Airways (7)
Las Vegas (LAS) A320 (7) Southwest Airlines (21), Frontier Airlines (7), Allegiant Air (4)
New Orleans (MSY) Southwest Airlines (19), Frontier Airlines (2)
Orlando (MCO) A319 (7) Southwest Airlines (14), JetBlue Airways (7), Frontier Airlines (2)
Baltimore/Washington (BWI) Jacksonville (JAX) A320 (7) Southwest Airlines (20)
San Juan (SJU) Baltimore/Washington (BWI) Southwest Airlines (16)
Tampa (TPA) JetBlue Airways (14), Southwest Airlines (8)
New Orleans (MSY) Denver (DEN) Southwest Airlines (21), United Airlines (14), Frontier Airlines (5)
15-Feb Austin (AUS) Detroit (DTW) Delta Air Lines (17)
Jacksonville (JAX) Fort Lauderdale (FLL) A319 (7) JetBlue Airways (21), Southwest Airlines (20)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 19 February 2019. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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