Spirit Airlines

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Spirit Airlines' ULCC (Ultra Low Cost Carrier) approach liberates customers from being forced into paying for services they do not desire or use. When customers are seeking the best value in travel they can choose a low fare at spiritair.com and select the services and options appropriate for their travel needs. Spirits ultra low cost model driven from numerous efficiencies, new aircraft, advanced technology and dedicated staff allows the airline to take this approach offering savings to millions of customers in The Caribbean, Latin American and The United States.


Spirit Airlines started out in 1980 as Charter One, a Detroit-based charter tour operator providing travel packages to entertainment destinations such as Atlantic City, Las Vegas and the Bahamas. Ten years later, Charter One began scheduled service from Boston and Providence, R.I. to Atlantic City. On May 29, 1992 Charter One brought jet equipment into the fleet, changed its name to Spirit Airlines and inaugurated service from Detroit to Atlantic City.

Spirit’s goal of becoming the leading low cost carrier to the Caribbean became a reality in 2005 – 2006, with new flights to the Bahamas, Jamaica, U.S. Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands. Additional service to the Caribbean began in 2007 to Haiti, Aruba, St. Maarten/St. Martin, and increased service to Puerto Rico via Aguadilla and Ponce. Low cost service to Latin America began in 2007, with new service to Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua in Central America, and new service to Peru in South America. In 2008, Spirit continued to add more flights, including new service to Boston, San Antonio and Columbia, South Carolina, as well as more flights to the Caribbean and Latin America with new service to Panama City, Panama; Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago; and Cartagena and Bogota, Colombia.

Spirit began its transition to an Airbus fleet in Fall 2004 and completed the transition in September 2006 becoming an all-Airbus airline. Spirit Airlines now has the youngest fleet of Airbus aircraft in the Americas. Spirit's fleet consists of Airbus A319s, seating 144 passengers, and A321s which seat 198 passengers. Spirit's new fleet was designed with customers in mind with all leather seats, moveable headrests, and extra large overhead bins.

From its beginnings as Charter One to its current role as the leading low cost carrier to the Caribbean, Spirit Airlines strives to provide low-fares with friendly and reliable service to its customers. In 2007, Spirit unveiled its new ultra low cost carrier brand that celebrates the colors of the Caribbean and Latin America regions.

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Spirit Airlines
United States

Telephone: 
English: 800-772-7117, Espanol: 800-756-7117, Customers calling from Costa Rica: 0-800-011-1103

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