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100 A320neo aircraft: Spirit Airlines places huge order with Airbus

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 6, 2020 15:32

U.S.-based Spirit Airlines has finalized a purchase agreement with Airbus for 100 A320neo Family aircraft. In October, the two parties had signed and announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for ... Read More

Spirit Airlines to buy up to 100 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 23, 2019 22:25

Airbus and Spirit Airlines, an ultra-low-cost US carrier, based in South Florida, have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding for the airline to acquire up to 100 A320neo Family aircraft. ... Read More

Spirit Airlines launches new daily service from Nashville International Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 18:35

Are you ready for some live music and hot chicken? Spirit Airlines is bringing its new service to Nashville, Tennessee. Beginning October 10, 2019, Spirit will begin nonstop daily service ... Read More

Spirit Airlines takes to the skies with Disney

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 23:03

Spirit Airlines today unveiled its specially-themed Airbus A321 that features a larger-than-life image of the beloved Disney character Dumbo. The airline known for inspiring its Guests to take to the ... Read More

Airbus delivers 100th A320 Family aircraft assembled in US

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 11, 2018 13:05

Airbus has delivered its 100th aircraft from the company’s U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama. The A320neo, serial number (MSN) 8580, was delivered to Frontier Airlines. The aircraft features two ... Read More

Spirit Airlines names new Vice President of Network Planning

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 8, 2018 07:07

Spirit Airlines announced today it has hired airline veteran John Kirby as its newest Vice President of Network Planning. Kirby will oversee what is set to be a large network ... Read More

Spirit Airlines A320 hits US Airways plane

editor editor- January 2, 2013 05:27

2012 ended for 162 passengers on a Spirit Airlines plane with an unexpected bump. Read More

Spirit Airlines $100 carry-on baggage fee a wake-up call for DOT

editor editor- May 5, 2012 00:38

Washington, DC — The Consumer Travel Alliance calls Spirit Airlines’ new $100 fee for carry-on bags a wake -up call for DOT. Read More

Spirit Airlines on robbing its passengers: US DOT made me do it

editor editor- February 2, 2012 08:40

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Spirit Airlines says a new federal regulation aimed at protecting consumers is forcing it to charge passengers an additional $2 for a ticket. Read More

Spirit Airlines finalizes order for 75 Airbus jets

editor editor- February 2, 2012 07:40

Spirit Airlines has finalised its firm order for 75 Airbus single-aisles including 45 A320neo aircraft (new engine option). Read More

Spirit Airlines misleading ad demonstrates need for regulation

editor editor- January 31, 2012 07:05

Washington, DC - Last week's effort by Spirit Airlines to claim that new U.S. Read More

BTC: Spirit Airlines lying to its customers and flying public

editor editor- January 26, 2012 05:53

RADNOR, PA - Business Travel Coalition (BTC) today denounced Spirit Airlines for lying to its customers and the flying public regarding a new U.S. Read More

Spirit Airlines flight attendants vote to authorize strike

editor editor- October 18, 2011 06:52

WASHINGTON - Flight Attendants at Spirit Airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), overwhelmingly authorized a strike should management fail to reach an agreement with F Read More

Spirit mocks Blagojevich, touts “f-ing golden” fares

editor editor- June 30, 2011 06:47

Spirit Airlines' latest quirky marketing campaign takes a swing at convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Read More

Spirit Airlines invents new “late” baggage fee

editor editor- March 30, 2011 04:42

Last-minute planners beware: Spirit Airlines has added fees for travelers who wait to pay for carry-on or checked luggage within 24 hours of departure. Read More

Spirit Airlines plans $300M IPO to pay debt

editor editor- September 20, 2010 02:07

Budget carrier Spirit Airlines Inc. has filed plans to hold an initial public offering. With IPO of up to $300 million the carrier is expected to retain about 50% of ... Read More

Spirit CEO: Luggage not essential for travel, who needs bags?

editor editor- July 19, 2010 04:22

Most people are on Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza's case for telling Congress the other day that bringing luggage is "not essential" to airline travel. Read More

Spirits Airlines and pilots reach agreement

editor editor- June 17, 2010 05:43

Spirit Airlines and its pilots, represented by the Airline Pilots Association, International (ALPA), announced today that they reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. Read More

Spirit Airlines strike forces more flight cancellations

editor editor- June 16, 2010 04:48

Spirit Airlines has once again extended its cancellation of flights by another day due to the Read More

Ninety-nine passengers evacuated from Spirit Airlines jet

editor editor- June 1, 2010 00:29

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Three airline passengers were treated for minor injuries after evacuating from a plane at a Florida airport. Read More

Spirit Airlines pilots to picket at LaGuardia

editor editor- May 25, 2010 08:22

Pilots at Spirit Airlines plan to picket at LaGuardia International Airport tomorrow, just a few days after the company said it would start a direct route from Detroit to Atlantic ... Read More

Spirit Airlines to settle contract talks with pilots, avoid possible strike

editor editor- May 13, 2010 02:59

MIRAMAR, Fla. — Spirit Airlines said Wednesday it still intends to settle contract talks with its pilots, who moved closer to a possible strike by rejecting binding arbitration. Read More

Spirit Airlines to charge for use of the overhead bin

editor editor- April 7, 2010 02:53

It had to happen, we guess. Spirit Airlines is going to charge to use their overhead bins - as much as US$45 each way for a carry-on bag. Read More

Spirit Airlines pilots say they are ready to strike

editor editor- February 24, 2010 01:55

TAMPA - Spirit Airlines pilots on Monday said they are ready to strike and demonstrated outside the airline's Miramar headquarters in the latest round of a labor battle that's been ... Read More

Spirit Airlines fined $375,000 for violating consumer protection regulations

editor editor- September 18, 2009 06:03

Spirit Airlines has been hit with a record civil fine for violating consumer protection regulations. Read More

Spirit Airlines leaps into airfare war

editor editor- August 13, 2009 06:14

Spirit Airlines jumped into South Florida's airline brawl Wednesday afternoon with a $9 each-way fare sale on its nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles. Read More

Air Jamaica to be bought by Spirit Airlines

editor editor- July 7, 2009 06:38

The owners of discount-carrier Spirit Airlines will purchase Air Jamaica, renaming the money-losing government-owned carrier Spirit of Jamaica, according to the Jamaica Gleaner. Read More

Emergency landing forced by the smell of smoke

editor editor- July 2, 2009 05:19

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The smell of smoke forced a Spirit Airlines Airbus A319 en route from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to make an emergency landing, the airline said. Read More

Spirit Airlines flight attendants seek end to ‘sexist and shameful’ advertising

editor editor- February 5, 2009 08:16

The hubbub last week by Spirit Airlines flight attendants over what they have termed as demeaning and demoralizing advertising campaigns by the airline’s management has continued on to this week. Read More

Flight attendants riled over new Spirit uniforms

editor editor- January 29, 2009 02:54

The union that represents flight attendants for Spirit Airlines is protesting the airline’s new uniforms, saying they turn wearers into walking billboards. Read More

Spirit Airlines flight attendants lash out at management over “demeaning” ads

editor editor- January 28, 2009 08:10

“We are safety professionals, not billboards,” was the clear message sent by Spirit Airlines flight attendants to their management yesterday, January 27, 2009, following the launching of a series Read More

R.O.A.R.: Spirit Airlines ad crashes to new lows

editor editor- September 30, 2008 09:39

Have you noticed how sleazy the junk emails from Spirit Airlines have become? Read More

Statement from Spirit Airlines about ALPA lawsuit

editor editor- September 5, 2008 08:16

MIRAMAR, FL (September 4, 2008) - Spirit Airlines today acknowledged that the Air Line Pilots Association, the labor union that represents the Airline's pilots, had filed a lawsuit against the ... Read More

Spirit Airlines starts service between Fort Lauderdale and Bogota, Colombia

editor editor- July 25, 2008 03:33

MIRAMAR, FLORIDA – Spirit Airlines today became the first ultra low-cost carrier to offer daily service between Fort Lauderdale and Bogota, Colombia, including daily connections from 16 cities in th Read More