4 New nonstop flights from Milwaukee
Spirit Airlines launched four new daily nonstop flights on Wednesday, which will connect Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport to several airports across the nation.
The airline’s new offerings are to Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Fort Myers, and Phoenix. Spirit Airlines began service in June this year, offering routes from Milwaukee to Orlando, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.
The airline is also planning to launch three weekly nonstop international flights to Cancun in Mexico, starting this December.
A celebration was held at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport for the new flights. Passengers on the first flights of the new nonstop destinations were given first flight certificates and other airline merchandise.
“We’re thrilled by the strong response our low fare and high-value service has received in the Badger State. We’re excited to continue growing Spirit’s presence at MKE with new, convenient nonstop options to get away to great leisure destinations or visit friends and family,” said John Kirby, Vice President of Network Planning for Spirit Airlines.
The airport held an inaugural launch celebration at the gate. Passengers taking advantage of these new flights were treated to cookies, first flight certificates, and fun MKE swag.
Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport currently offers nonstop flights to more than 40 destinations coast-to-coast, and more than 200 international destinations are available with just one connection. MKE is served by 11 airlines, including Spirit. The complete list of nonstop cities can be found at mitchellairport.com.
Spirit 19 new routes from Miami
Spirit Airlines is opening 18 new routes between Miami and various destinations. Eight of these routes are already in operation, and 10 will be added on Tuesday, November 16th, and Thursday, November 18th. These flights from MIA include cities such as New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, Oakland, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg-Clearwater and Milwaukee. The remaining 16 routes are all launching on November 17th. Those cities are:
- Barranquilla (BAQ) in Colombia
- Boston (BOS)
- Cali (CLO) in Colombia
- Chicago O’Hare (ORD)
- Cleveland (CLE)
- Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
- Denver (DEN)
- Detroit (DTW)
- Hartford (BDL)
- Houston (IAH)
- Myrtle Beach (MYR)
- New York LaGuardia (LGA)
- Orlando (MCO)
- Philadelphia (PHL)
- Raleigh-Durham (RDU)
- San Juan (SJU)
Spirit Airlines plans to add eighteen new routes in Miami. Starting November 24th, Spirit will begin flying between Miami and Tegucigalpa-Palmerola (XPL). Four additional routes are set to be added in January and February 2022.
7 new routes from the Midwest
Spirit Airlines has announced the addition of several new cities to its network in 2021. Two new additions were Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL). On November 17th, it will launch seven new routes, split between four new ones from Milwaukee and three from St. Louis.
In a press release from Alaska Airlines, they announced new daily nonstop flights from Milwaukee to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Fort Myers (RSW), Phoenix (PHX), and Tampa (TPA). Similarly, St. Louis will see new daily nonstop flights to Fort Myers (RSW), Phoenix (PHX), and Tampa Bay
5 more routes from Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport
Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport was added this year. Spirit Airlines will be launching four weekly flights to Fort Myers from Louisville on November 17th. On the 18th, it will launch three weekly flights to Tampa.
At Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT), Spirit airlines will also be adding flights to Florida. On November 18th, a new service will begin to Fort Myers with four flights per week. On the same day, three flights per week will start to Tampa.
Lastly, the airline will launch a beyond-perimeter flight on Saturdays (the only exception to the perimeter rule) to Phoenix (PHX). This will complement the airline’s beyond-perimeter flight to Los Angeles.
A busy holiday season
While Thanksgiving was a busy holiday season in 2020, it wasn’t as busy as the typical rush from 2019 or 2018. This year, airlines are expecting another rush of travelers with vaccinations rolling out and epidemiological indicators pointing in the right direction in many geographies. Airlines prepare for widespread travel to come back.
Spirit is launching all of these routes in time for the holiday season that starts with Thanksgiving. December will also be a key month as Spirit will benefit from the Christmas and New Year’s holidays when travelers will embark on longer vacations, likely to some international destinations as well.
Coming out of the crisis, this is the start of the next chapter for Spirit Airlines as it continues to expand its fleet, enters new airports, and becomes an even larger force in the air travel market.