Spirit Airlines nearly triples Milwaukee service in celebration of inaugural flights
Spirit Airlines’ Milwaukee to Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Orlando
Spirit Airlines had its inaugural launch from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) on 24 June 2021, starting daily nonstop services to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Orlando. MKE celebrated with special cookies for passengers and crew members, a beach display set up, and a water cannon salute for the first flight.
Meanwhile, Spirit announced more nonstop routes coming soon to MKE during the inaugural celebration and presented a donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin.
Spirit will nearly triple the destinations it serves nonstop from MKE starting this autumn. The carrier plans to add daily flights to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Fort Myers (RSW), Phoenix (PHX), and Tampa (TPA), plus three weekly flights to Cancun (CUN), the airline’s first international route from Milwaukee.
“We see a vibrant future full of new opportunities for travel here in the Badger State,” said John Kirby, Vice President of Network Planning for Spirit Airlines. “We’re excited to nearly triple our convenient, nonstop flights to exciting destinations. We can’t wait to take more Milwaukee Guests to ‘sun and sand’ destinations and bring travellers from all over to enjoy Wisconsin’s great festivals, sports scene and fun outdoor activities.”
“It’s just a great feeling being here today to welcome new air service to Milwaukee,” said Milwaukee County Airport Director Brian Dranzik. “When you think about where we were a year ago, it’s hard to imagine that we would be introducing a new airline here at MKE, let alone one that’s expanding so quickly. Spirit Airlines is now up to eight nonstop destinations from MKE, which provides Milwaukee travellers even more connections to where they want to go.”
Fort Lauderdale is one of Spirit’s largest gateway cities, which means nonstop flights from MKE come with easy connections throughout the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
“Spirit Airlines’ bright yellow planes are now taking off from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport,” said Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley. “And the fact that Spirit is expanding so quickly is a great reflection of the bright future it signifies for our hometown airport. Spirit brings affordable fares to popular destinations which will make it easier for our Milwaukee travellers to connect with their friends and family this summer and beyond.”