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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. In 2011, Spirit opened focus cities in Chicago, Dallas and Las Vegas.
A Spirit Airlines airplane at Toluca. This airplane is has a special paint job.
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