Spirit Airways will add two extra cities in Colombia to its route map in April, giving it essentially the most locations within the South American nation of any U.S. provider.
The South Florida-based discounter will add service between its Fort Lauderdale (FLL) base and Barranquilla (BAQ) on April 23, and Bucaramanga (BGA) on April 22, Spirit stated Tuesday. Each routes will function thrice-weekly on Airbus A320 household plane.
With the additions Spirit will serve seven cities in Colombia: Armenia (AXM), Barranquilla, Bogota (BOG), Bucaramanga, Cali (CLO), Cartagena (CTG), and Medellin (MDE). By comparability, American Airways serves six cities within the nation, and JetBlue Airways three cities, based on Cirium schedules.
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“We’re very happy with our service development to Colombia,” stated Spirit CEO Ted Christie in an announcement. He added that the airline is “excited” so as to add the 2 new cities.
Spirit plans to develop capability by 17-19% year-over-year in 2020 with the arrival of at the least 21 new Airbus A320neos.
Along with the speedy development, Spirit is upgrading its onboard expertise with a brand new cabin and seats. The airline additionally hopes to start providing inflight Wi-Fi, and roll out an up to date loyalty program this yr.
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Spirit serves Colombia from its Fort Lauderdale and Orlando (MCO) bases, the latter opened in October 2018.
Spirit faces no direct competitors on both the Fort Lauderdale-Barranquilla or Fort Lauderdale-Bucaramanga routes. Nevertheless, American and Avianca fly between close by Miami (MIA) and Barranquilla, Cirium schedules present. No airways provide flights between the U.S. and Bucaramanga, which sits in an inside area of northern Colombia.
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Is a Senior Aviation Enterprise Reporter at The Factors Man. Edward joined the TPG crew in June 2019 after seven years at FlightGlobal.