Spirit Airlines is gearing up to expand its route network by launching three new routes in September. Although there hasn't been any formal announcement by the airline, Cirium's schedule changes report indicates the addition of these routes. Simple Flying reached out to Spirit Airlines for confirmation, but as of the publication time, they have not received a response.
In recent times, Spirit Airlines has been relatively low-key regarding changes to its route network, despite adding new aircraft to its fleet. In June, the budget carrier welcomed its first Airbus A321neo aircraft and expects seven more by the year-end. However, the airline has now silently revealed plans to introduce three new routes and revive another.
Starting from September, Spirit will operate new flights from its bases at Miami International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport, and Nashville International Airport. The inaugural route will be from Chicago to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, with daily flights using Airbus A319 aircraft. These aircraft are being phased out as newer ones are added. Flight times will vary based on the day of the week.
Additionally, on September 7, Spirit will commence flights from Miami to Nashville International Airport, operating four weekly flights using Airbus A319s. Also on the same date, Spirit will launch the Nashville-Boston route, with six weekly flights using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Furthermore, Spirit will reintroduce the Miami-New Orleans route on September 7, connecting the cities four times a week using a combination of A320ceos and A320neos. The flights will operate at different times on various days of the week.
Overall, these new routes and the planned aircraft additions mark an expansion phase for Spirit Airlines, providing travelers with more options and connections in their network.