Ophila From St. Kitts and Nevis, joined May 2006, 110 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3244 times:
Spirit Airlines Announces Nonstop Service from Atlantic City to Sin City!
Wednesday February 14, 4:38 pm ET
Introductory Fares Starting at $79 Each Way(1)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spirit Airlines announces nonstop service between Atlantic City and Las Vegas beginning May 3, 2007.
In addition, Spirit will also resume seasonal connecting service through Detroit to Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco on May 1, 2007. Spirit serves all routes with its fleet of Airbus aircraft, the youngest in the Americas.
"We are thrilled to be able to offer our loyal customers in Atlantic City this nonstop option to fly to one of the top destinations in the world," said Barry Biffle, Spirit's Chief Marketing Officer. "With the return of our seasonal Detroit service, customers will have even more flight choices to get to the west coast. This is one sweet deal and you can bet that customers will enjoy our low fares and fantastic service on this nonstop route!"
"This new direct nonstop flight is exciting news for the Atlantic City market and for the Las Vegas market, pairing these two entertainment and convention cities is a win-win for everyone and underscores the vitality of our region," said Bart R. Mueller, Executive Director of the South Jersey Transportation Authority. "Spirit Airlines is offering Atlantic City the same opportunity as the metro airports in providing flights to and from the most desired travel destinations."
"The investments we are making continue to pay off in a big way for southern New Jersey travelers who will now have a greater choice of nonstop service from Atlantic City than ever before," said SJTA Chairman Frank Spencer, noting that the airport is in the midst of a major expansion and renovation program that has dramatically expanded parking and other customer amenities. "The pairing of these two extremely popular destinations is a sure bet for our market," added Spencer.
"Considering the casino operators have exceptional facilities in both destinations, this nonstop service will benefit inbound visitors offering them Vegas with an Ocean View and provide convenient business travel between the two popular entertainment and convention cities," stated Joe Kelly, President of the Atlantic City Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Introductory coach fares on nonstop flights between Atlantic City and Las Vegas start at $79 each way(1) when purchased at spiritair.com by February 28, 2007 for travel on select days. Fares for all other markets are available at spiritair.com.
To Las Vegas from: Fares from Dates Available
Sundays through Wednesdays
Atlantic City $79(1) until June 15, 2007
From Las Vegas to: Fares from Dates Available
Tuesdays through Fridays
Atlantic City $79(1) until June 15, 2007
Schedule for nonstop service effective May 3, 2007:
To Las Vegas from: Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
Atlantic City 6:30pm 8:35pm 609 0 Daily
From Las Vegas to: Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
Atlantic City 9:15pm 5:00am+1 908 0 Daily
Spirit Airlines recently announced new service to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; Port-au-Prince, Haiti and St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles. Spirit also recently announced plans for new service to Caracas, Venezuela.
About Spirit Airlines
Fort Lauderdale-based Spirit Airlines, with hubs in Fort Lauderdale and Detroit, offers its outstanding low fare service to 33 cities in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. For the 411 on fares, schedules and reservations go to spiritair.com or call 1-800-772-7117 (en Espanol, 1-800-756-7117).
(1)Fares must be booked on spiritair.com by 11:59 PM ET on February 28, 2007 for travel on select days until June 15, 2007. Fares are each way based on roundtrip purchase, and roundtrip travel is required on the dates specified to and from each origin and destination city, but they may be combined with any other valid and applicable Spirit Airlines fares. All fares are for coach class travel and reflect the spiritair.com discount. A 7-day advanced purchase is required on all fares. Fares do not include (a) a segment tax of $3.30 per U.S. domestic flight segment of a passenger's itinerary: a flight segment is defined as one takeoff and landing; (b) up to $18 per roundtrip in local airport charges; and (c) September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport, up to $5 per one way or $10 per roundtrip. Virgin Island / Puerto Rico fares do not include government taxes and fees of $14.50. International fares do not include government taxes and fees up to $125 per roundtrip. Fares are subject to availability and may not be available on all flights or on all days, and may be severely restricted around certain holiday periods. Previously purchased tickets may not be exchanged for these new sale fares. Certain restrictions apply. For best results, please book early.
Ophila From St. Kitts and Nevis, joined May 2006, 110 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3234 times:
sounds like a defensive move here if F9 decides to start phl-las ( which would be a great route for them)MYOP but NK has to draw some traffic from PHL....a LAS route could possibly do that.....but some island runs would be better....
Nkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2590 posts, RR: 6 Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3150 times:
Quoting Humberside (Reply 14): Could we se ACY-BOS on NK soon - looking on Spirit's route map this seems a gap in Spirit's network out of Atlantic City
You might end up seeing it first on DL with the 1900's (BigSky?)... they actually ran the flight with the 328's until they got rid of them. There has actually been 4 different airlines who have tried this route and it has failed everytime. (NK,US,DL,NW)
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31722 posts, RR: 72 Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2869 times:
Some people are reading too much into this. This has nothing to do with connecting America's two gambling meccas. What it has to do with is the fact that Spirit is the dominant player in central New Jersey and at Atlantic City, and that New Jersey is a very heavily populated place. People in Jersey like to go on vacation, and, like everyone else in America, they like to go to Las Vegas. It perfectly fits their Atlantic City route structure of serving key vacation markets, and Spirit will probably have no trouble doing well on the route. The little "Vegas to Atlantic City" business traffic they will get is just a bonus. That is not why they are launching this route.
Exactly! The fact that they're both gambling towns is coincidental, and although the flight might attract a few casino employees or hard-core gamblers who shuttle back and forth, I would imagine that it's aimed more at the southern NJ leisure market. Some people might even drive from Philadelphia if the fare is good.
Central Jersey: South of the Raritan, North of 195.
South Jersey:South of 195
Western NJ, West of route 206
Yeah, I went to school in a well-known (for its school) place that was, by your description, in Central Jersey, just a few blocks away from qualifying for Western New Jersey. It never ceased to amaze me how funny New Jerseyians are about their geography - people from Central Jersey apologized for South Jersey (much of which, in my experience, is much more pleasant and realtively more friendly than North Jersey). People from North Jersey had basically no idea South Jersey exists. And on and on ...
Getting back on topic (sort of ...) NJ people are also funny about airports. In this little town where I spent four lively years, EWR was the airport to use. If you said you were going to fly from PHL, people would look at you like you had two heads. Granted, EWR was mildly closer and easier to get to (but only slightly).
The really funny thing was when I moved to Westchester County, where they act like Jersey is a different country, the kind of place you'd get sent if you really misbehaved. When I'd fly out of EWR, people in Westchester would look at me like I had THREE heads, extolling the virtues of JFK - an airport I found much less accessible. But let's not open THAT particular can of worms ....
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2902 posts, RR: 5 Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2745 times:
Quoting DiscoverCSG (Reply 23): Getting back on topic (sort of ...) NJ people are also funny about airports. In this little town where I spent four lively years, EWR was the airport to use. If you said you were going to fly from PHL, people would look at you like you had two heads. Granted, EWR was mildly closer and easier to get to (but only slightly).
I think I went to school in the same little town, and I know what you mean. Although I flew out of PHL at least once while I was there, and I knew a few other people who did on a regular basis, I think the reason for the general preference for EWR is the availability of inexpensive transportation, which was lacking to PHL. Now that the NJTransit Northeast Corridor Line goes directly to EWR (which it did not while I was in school), it's even easier to get there. You may be able to take the train to PHL too, but it's much less convenient since you need to change at least once. There are also no shared-van type services either, as far as I know--it's just taxis, which are not cheap.
I wonder what sort of impact the new DL service from TTN to BOS and ATL is having, since TTN is more convenient than EWR and PHL for many in central Jersey. I was in college during Eastwind's brief existence, but it seemed like nobody really took them seriously (despite their advertising at football games!). DL is obviously in a whole different category, though, in terms of name recognition and destinations served.
[Edited 2007-02-15 17:22:59]
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25 N1120A: Not only that but ACY is a realistic alternative to PHL, which shoots its cachement up that much more.
26 Nkops: I promised I'd get back to you... it is a A319 on the route. I really like the times going out to LAS... not too late!!
27 PVD757: interesting IMHO, the O&D is miniscule in this market pair though. I understand there have been negative pressures keeping demand down in this marlet,
28 Nkops: I think it'll work... during the summer months, we get a good share of people doing the ACY-DTW-LAS run. Obviously we don't offer it in the winter, s