Despite the COVID 19 pandemic, as Several major airlines are operating and expanding their route networks to capture the market and even cover the loss due to the Pandemic, Spirit Airlines are also now continuing their service and growing its route to new travel destinations for the Winter holiday.
This time, the airline is increasing its winter flight schedule from Atlantic City International Airport. Three additional flights to Miami, San Juan, and Cancun will begin this winter, including the airport’s first international flight.
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Spirit Airlines is expanding its service out of Atlantic City International Airport with new routes, according to an official announcement made on July 20. The budget airline will fly nonstop from Atlantic City to Miami, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Cancun, Mexico.
Spirit Airlines’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Matt Klein, commented on the expansion plans as, “We are pleased to announce our inaugural flights from Atlantic City to the Caribbean and Mexico. We know people are itching to go out and explore, and nonstop flights to popular destinations make it simple to organize a fast vacation filled with sun and sand. It’s been a joy collaborating with Atlantic City’s administration and airport executives to provide our guests with more alternatives than ever before.”
Spirit confirmed that it would begin daily service between Miami and Atlantic City on October 6, as previously stated.
Beginning October 29, Spirit Airlines will operate nonstop flights from Atlantic City to Cancun, Mexico. According to the South Jersey Transportation Authority, which operates the airport, Flights will be available four times per week. Then, two days later, three-day-a-week flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico will commence. Spirit Airline will become the sole operator of flights from Atlantic City to both Cancun and San Juan, according to the most recent schedules filed with OAG.
At a news conference held Tuesday at the airport, representatives from Spirit and the South Jersey Transportation Authority, and other political leaders praised the additional service.
South Jersey Transportation Authority CEO Stephen F. Dougherty said, “We value our long-standing relationship with Spirit and their commitment to expanding travel options to and from the Atlantic City International Airport. These exciting new markets expand not only local people’ leisure travel options, but also allow easy access to South Jersey, surrounding shore areas, and beyond for visiting family, friends, and the region’s many tourism attractions.”
On Twitter, State Senate President Steve Sweeney congratulated Matt Klein, Spirit’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer, the South Jersey Transportation Authority, and other elected officials for making the expansion possible while also expressing his public support for it.
Sweeney remarked, “I appreciate this move as a step toward raising the airport to become a competitor in the worldwide aviation business.” “This new service will be a big benefit to residents of South Jersey who want to travel without having to fly to Newark or Philadelphia.
The only major American airline that flies from Atlantic City is Spirit Airlines. Spirit has had a near-six-year monopoly in Atlantic City, and it is finally ready to cross the border for the first time since launching service there.
As a result of Spirit’s expansion in Atlantic City, the airline now serves eleven destinations from the city. According to the airline, Spirit’s operation in Atlantic City is 35 percent larger this summer than it was in 2019, owing to increased demand for air travel.
Spirit Airlines is San-Juan airport’s second-largest airline. Spirit has a 20 percent market share, which is second only to JetBlue’s 27 percent, and there is lots of possibility for expansion in this sector. From Atlantic City, Spirit flies to seven US domestic destinations: Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Tampa, and West Palm Beach.
Spirit Airlines planned to take 16 Airbus A320neo planes this year and another 21 next year. Spirit Airlines is expected to develop significantly as a result of this, and the airline has been adding new points to its network at a rapid pace.