Spirit Airlines

ultra low cost airline in the United States

Spirit Airlines is an American ultra low-cost airline. Their biggest hub is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida[2] It flies to 57 cities throughout the Americas.

Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines logo 2014.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Operating bases
Frequent-flyer programFREE SPIRIT [1]
Fleet size157
Company slogan"Less Money. More Go."
HeadquartersMiramar, Florida


Spirit Airlines began in 1980 at Michigan. It was first known as Charter One. In 1992, its name was changed to Spirit Airlines and its headquarters were moved to Miramar, Florida. Spirit Airlines ordered 30 Airbus A320 family airplanes in 2006. In March 2007, Spirit became a low-cost carrier. It lowered its prices, removed free snacks & drinks, and started charging passengers for luggage.[3] In 2011, Spirit opened focus cities in Chicago, Dallas and Las Vegas.[4][5]



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  2. "Spirit Airlines - cheap tickets, cheap flights, discount airfare, cheap hotels, cheap car rentals, cheap travel". Archived from the original on 2014-01-23. Retrieved 2020-12-31.
  3. Chong, Benjamin. "All You Bought is the Seat - A case study of Spirit Airlines" – via www.academia.edu. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. "Spirit Airlines Announces Next Phase of Expansion". www.businesswire.com. 28 October 2010.
  5. "Spirit Airlines makes minor network cuts as Dallas-Mexico expansion continues". CAPA - Centre for Aviation.