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Spirit To Start FLL-PUJ  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32620 posts, RR: 72
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 day ago) and read 3598 times:

Spirit Airlines will launch daily non-stop service between Fort Lauderdale and Punta Cana on 10 December 2005:

Schedule:

NK 1507 FLL 1105-1425 PUJ 319 Daily
NK 1380 PUJ 1530-1715 FLL 319 Daily

The introductory fares are $98 r/t in coach and $198 r/t in business(!). This will be the only FLL-PUJ service, although both American Airlines and LANChile offer MIA-PUJ service. By March 2006, Spirit will be flying non-stop from Fort Lauderdale to 23 cities:

Atlantic City, New Jersey
Atlanta, Georgia
Cancun, Mexico
Chicago-O'Hare, Illinois
Dallas, Texas
Detroit, Michigan
George Town, Grand Cayman
Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos
Kingston, Jamaica
Los Angeles, California
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Nassau, the Bahamas
New York City-LaGuardia, New York
Orlando, Florida
Providence, Rhode Island
Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Salvador, the Bahamas
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Tampa, Florida
Washington-Regan, D.C.

Service to Mexico City will be launched in June 2006, and expect to hear an announcement regarding a daily Fort Lauderdale-Las Vegas flight in the not so distant future. And, despite the fact they are relatively young to the region, they are the only airline that offers non-stop service between the US and both San Salvador, the Bahamas and Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos.

PR:
http://home.businesswire.com/portal/...&newsId=20051103005939&newsLang=en



[Edited 2005-11-04 02:46:37]


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User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day ago) and read 3563 times:

I've got some money that the airplane used for CUN will be redeployed on this route until CUN is back up.


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32620 posts, RR: 72
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 3553 times:

Quoting B757capt (Reply 1):
I've got some money that the airplane used for CUN will be redeployed on this route until CUN is back up.

FLL-CUN will be resuming in a matter of days. I believe they are looking at the service resuming on Saturday or Sunday.

[Edited 2005-11-04 02:57:57]


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User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3411 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 11 hours ago) and read 3428 times:

I am thinking that NK might be keeping an M80 or 2 on the line that was going to be parked through the end of the Caribbean peak in order to grab some of these new markets. Either way, it's another good market for them and yet another option for PVD travelers...

User currently offlineLatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1276 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 10 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

Spirit's finances got pounded with the latest hurricane. This is an effort to shore up some cash, just like $9 fare, and curb the cash hemmorage. I wonder if NK got a tour operator to back them in them in this market? And from what I heard, this is the plane that was used for CUN.

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32620 posts, RR: 72
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 9 hours ago) and read 3371 times:

Quoting LatinAviation (Reply 4):
And from what I heard, this is the plane that was used for CUN.

How? FLL-CUN resumes in a few days. Maybe its the plane from DTW-CUN, which may take longer to resume.



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User currently offlineLatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1276 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 9 hours ago) and read 3356 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 5):
How? FLL-CUN resumes in a few days. Maybe its the plane from DTW-CUN, which may take longer to resume.

Maybe. I don't know what route it actually flew. PBB ran a piece about how finances aren't looking too good at NK, which adds to the cursory comments I've heard of late.


User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3411 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 7 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

I'm sure the weather hasn't exacly helped NK's efforts - I just hope not to the point that some of us might be fearing...

I like NK's plan and would really like to see them have a chance to make it work/grow.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32620 posts, RR: 72
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 6 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

Quoting PVD757 (Reply 7):
I'm sure the weather hasn't exacly helped NK's efforts - I just hope not to the point that some of us might be fearing...

Spirit Airlines is doing fine. Their weekly message to employees two weeks ago emphasized this and talked about what has been said, and exaggerated, in the press.



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User currently offlineXkorpyoh From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 819 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 6 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

so when is NK going to start FLL-STI.. a money maker for other airlines...

User currently offlineLatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1276 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 6 hours ago) and read 3269 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 8):
Spirit Airlines is doing fine.

Mark- I rarely post and almost always agree with you, but not here. I wouldn't put much stock into what management tells employees. They're privately held, so there's no way to publicly comment on their finances.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32620 posts, RR: 72
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 5 hours ago) and read 3230 times:

Quoting LatinAviation (Reply 10):

Mark- I rarely post and almost always agree with you, but not here. I wouldn't put much stock into what management tells employees. They're privately held, so there's no way to publicly comment on their finances.

That is true. And while they have clearly been adversely affected by the recent hurricane seasons, they are not in dire straits. By saying they are doing fine I am not implying they are profitable, I'm just implying that they are stable.



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User currently offlineNwjet From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3165 times:

Spirit is not resuming service to CUN until December!

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32620 posts, RR: 72
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3122 times:

Quoting Nwjet (Reply 12):
Spirit is not resuming service to CUN until December!

Things might have changed in the past few days, but....

October 27, 2005 11:35 AM US Eastern Timezone

Spirit Airlines' First Rescue Flight Takes Off to Cancun

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 2005--Spirit Airlines, the leading low cost carrier to the Caribbean, today is running its first rescue flight to and from Cancun, Mexico.

Spirit is working closely with the Mexican Government and Cancun Airport officials in order to take Spirit Airlines' customers out of Cancun.

The first flight took off at 10:35AM from Fort Lauderdale, with supplies and water, bound for Cancun to pick up the first 150 customers. Once in Fort Lauderdale, customers will continue on to their destination through Spirit's Fort Lauderdale hub. Spirit will run two rescue flights on Friday.

Spirit is planning to resume scheduled service as soon as practical and as early as Saturday.

Spirit recently announced its change policy for customers holding reservations to Cancun now and into the future. Customers may change their plans and choose any other of the 10 Caribbean or Bahamian destinations served by Spirit without paying a change fee by calling 1-800-772-7117. Any decrease in fare will be returned to the customer in the form of a future flight credit and any increase in fare will be charged to the customer.



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User currently offlineWeb From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3101 times:

A little off-topic, but where can one find the aircraft type flown on each of NK's routes? I have not been able to find this and it is really bugging me. Any help?


Next flight: GRR-ORD-PDX-SEA-ORD-GRR
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32620 posts, RR: 72
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

Didn't take AA long to respond.

Second daily Miami-Punta Cana service starts 3 February 2006, year-round:

AA 771 MIA 1020-1334 PUJ 757 Daily
AA 782 PUJ 1446-1628 MIA 757 Daily



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User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

Quoting LatinAviation (Reply 4):
And from what I heard, this is the plane that was used for CUN.

Actually, that might be true... although they plan on resuming the DTW-CUN and FLL-CUN... I fail to see the TPA-CUN in the sked anymore. That a/c was originally suppose to originate in ACY in the morning and go ACY-TPA-CUN, however, in the Dec sked it looks like the TPA flight goes back to afternoons which leaves me to believe TPA-CUN might not happen any time soon.



I have no association with Spirit Airlines
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32620 posts, RR: 72
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

Quoting Nkops (Reply 16):
I fail to see the TPA-CUN in the sked anymore.

It is still there. Daily xTuWe eff. 1 May 2006.



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