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Rumored New Spirit Destinations 2011?  
User currently offlineSanti319 From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 475 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 10268 times:

I know that NK is adding capacity ( 12 new aircraft next year) and although it is not a reliable source, in wikipedia, the following cities are listed:

Swill start service to Plattsburgh, NY January 14th.

Spirit Airlines will start service to Niagara Falls, NY January 27th.

Spirit Airlines will start service to Latrobe, PA February 12th.

Spirit Airlines will start service to Charleston, WV March 3rd.

Spirit Airlines will resume service to Dallas/Fort Worth May 5th.
pirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines will start service to Mexico City June 13th.

Spirit Airlines will start service to Queretaro, Mexico June 25th

Spirit Airlines will start service to Monterrey, Mexico June 25th

Spirit Airlines will start service to Denver, CO June 25th.

Spirit Airlines will start service to San Francisco, CA Aug.

Spirit Airlines will start service to New Orleans, LA Aug 22nd.

Spirit Airlines will start service to St. Louis, MO Sept 25th.

Spirit Airlines will start service to Seattle, WA Sept 3rd.

LINK: Wikipedia

Anybody can confirm this??? I know for a fact that MEX is a done deal but how about the rest???

[Edited 2010-11-20 17:04:07]

42 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 4208 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 10248 times:

Quoting Santi319 (Thread starter):
Spirit Airlines will start service to Denver, CO June 25th.

Spirit Airlines will start service to San Francisco, CA Aug.

NK once served both SFO and DEN, so I wouldn't put it past them.



"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4248 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 10156 times:

Whaaaaaa.....no IAH/HOU?

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6203 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 10155 times:
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Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 1):
NK once served both SFO and DEN, so I wouldn't put it past them.

NK also once served OAK-DTW with MD-80's at one time.

Quoting Santi319 (Thread starter):
Spirit Airlines will start service to Seattle, WA Sept 3rd.

Why would NK serve SEA at the end of the tourist season??? Sounds counter-intuitive.


User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 6963 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 9911 times:

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 3):
Why would NK serve SEA at the end of the tourist season??? Sounds counter-intuitive.

The end of our Seattle tourist season, but a great time to head south for the winter.  

-Dave



"Plop Plop, Fizz Fizz, Baby"
User currently offlineFutureUScapt From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 765 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 9839 times:

Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 4):
The end of our Seattle tourist season, but a great time to head south for the winter.

During hurricane season?


User currently offlineSlcDeltaRUmd11 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4336 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 9836 times:

Interesting if its true. Where would they serve cities like DEN, SFO, SEA, MEX from? DTW or ORD or FLL?

User currently offlineKBUF From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 584 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 9634 times:

PBG, IAG, LBE, CRW, and DFW are confirmed, too.


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User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6203 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 9566 times:
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Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 4):
The end of our Seattle tourist season, but a great time to head south for the winter.

Seeing is believing...especially since the start date is late summer next year.


User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 6963 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 9452 times:

Quoting FutureUScapt (Reply 5):
During hurricane season?

We took a Florida cruise in September. Ya, there was a hurricane. We still went.  

-Dave



"Plop Plop, Fizz Fizz, Baby"
User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 4208 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 9270 times:

Quoting SlcDeltaRUmd11 (Reply 6):
Interesting if its true. Where would they serve cities like DEN, SFO, SEA, MEX from? DTW or ORD or FLL?

I'd say mostly from FLL, but a few new DTW routes wouldn't surprise me.



"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 6963 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9074 times:

Quoting Santi319 (Thread starter):
12 new aircraft next year)

Do we know what aircraft they are getting? Are they A320's or more 19's/21's?

-Dave



"Plop Plop, Fizz Fizz, Baby"
User currently onlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6374 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8979 times:

Quoting SlcDeltaRUmd11 (Reply 6):

Exactly! SFO-FLL? This routed is flooded as is with x2 daily VX and x1 daily B6



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlinenkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8643 times:

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 10):
but a few new DTW routes wouldn't surprise me

Hasn't DTW been shrinking?? They seem to be focused pretty much solely on FLL

Did they close the maintenance base in DTW??



next flight:ACY-MCO on NK
User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 4208 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 8487 times:

Quoting as739x (Reply 12):
SFO-FLL? This routed is flooded as is with x2 daily VX and x1 daily B6

And neither B6 or VX are ULCCs like NK. There is room for NK on the FLL-SFO route.

[Edited 2010-11-21 14:20:04]


"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlineSanti319 From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 8302 times:

Quoting nkops (Reply 13):
Did they close the maintenance base in DTW??

Yes, they did


User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5559 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 8273 times:

Quoting Santi319 (Thread starter):


Spirit Airlines will start service to St. Louis, MO Sept 25th.

We'll take it. I wont use it, but STL-FLL-onward would be a decent enough route.



Next Up: STL-OMA-STL. Just a day trip and one more state off my list.
User currently offlineAUSisAwesome From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8087 times:

I could honestly see NK pull off AUS-FLL. As a ULCC, there are many families that would be willing to go with NK instead of WN or B6. Also, with their convenient schedules to Latin America, it makes for very good connection opportunities.

[Edited 2010-11-21 15:26:42]


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User currently offlinestlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9819 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8016 times:

the original list is now gone off of the Wikipedia site.


if assumptions could fly, airliners.net would be the world's busiest airport
User currently offlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4248 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 7774 times:

Quoting stlgph (Reply 18):
the original list is now gone off of the Wikipedia site.

Lesson,,,,,,,,,,,,,? Treat anything from WIKI with a skeptical eye.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineSkyPriorityDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 187 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 7733 times:

Quoting nkops (Reply 13):
Hasn't DTW been shrinking??

When the new North Terminal was in the works at DTW, Spirit originally leased 8 gates. When it actually opened in late 2008, they shrunk down to 3. They most definitely made a statement at that time that DTW was far from a priority anymore for them.



Keep Climbing...
User currently offlinestlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9819 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 7659 times:

Quoting thomasphoto60 (Reply 19):

yeah no joke. one time wikipedia had a list of Southwest future routes. that caused lots of discussion on here. none of them came, of course  



if assumptions could fly, airliners.net would be the world's busiest airport
User currently offlinenkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7397 times:

Quoting stlgph (Reply 18):

Either it was a bogus list, or somebody "inside" released something that shouldnt have been released. Now that we have the list, we will see which one.



next flight:ACY-MCO on NK
User currently offlineflyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2086 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7292 times:

Quoting SkyPriorityDTW (Reply 20):
When the new North Terminal was in the works at DTW, Spirit originally leased 8 gates. When it actually opened in late 2008, they shrunk down to 3. They most definitely made a statement at that time that DTW was far from a priority anymore for them.

I remember that. I thought I read where they wanted to expand to 60 plus flights a day. I remember they flew to places like BOS DEN and OAK. Didn't they want to expand the Caribbean also? Then they moved HQ to Florida and focused more on Fort Lauderdale service.


User currently offlineSanti319 From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7119 times:

Quoting nkops (Reply 22):
Either it was a bogus list, or somebody "inside" released something that shouldnt have been released. Now that we have the list, we will see which one.

All of them make sense but Queretaro (QRO), it is just 2 hrs from MEX and really nobody flies there, not even AM!!


25 Summa767 : I believe that with Spirit's expansion in Colombia in the last few years, and now with more frequencies available (before fully open skies in a couple
26 as739x : Respectfully I have to disagree! California to Florida had always been a very soft market. Spirit didn't do so well with their ULCC cost to DTW when
27 MAH4546 : California to Florida is a huge market; especially South Florida-Los Angeles. Spirit does fine on FLL-LAX with four other airlines competing non-stop
28 sxf24 : FLL-SEA would never happen. An A319 would struggle...
29 MAH4546 : Absolutely not. An A319 will have zero problems doing FLL-SEA, which is easily within its range.
30 sxf24 : Yes, but in NK's configuration? Under anything less than ideal conditions?
31 MAH4546 : No problem whatsoever, still. FLL-SEA is quite under the A319's maximum range.
32 Post contains images steeler83 : service from LBE includes 4x weekly LBE-MYR 4x weekly LBE-FLL if I'm not mistaken. I think the equipment used will be A320s as I seem to recall the a
33 a330300 : NK's 319s seat 145, the 320s seat 182.
34 ASFlyer : I don't see FLL-SEA happening. There's just not a huge market for it unless Spirit is able to secure some cruise contracts and I don't see any of the
35 Santi319 : NK's 320's seat 178 pax.
36 rojo : Is NK still flying the A321? If no, when did they get rid of the last two?
37 MAH4546 : The market has 666 daily passengers and one daily non-stop. Not only is the market quite large, but it is extremely underserved. It is roughly 85% th
38 NASCARAirforce : They aren't starting service to DEN, they are bringing it back after several years - they used to fly DEN-DTW about 6 or so years ago. 587 and 588 ar
39 ASFlyer : I get that you champion MIA and South Florida but I still don't see it happening. The SEA-MIA nonstop has struggled over the years and was almost axe
40 MAH4546 : The flight, which operates with an average load factor of 99%, is an all-nighter because that is the only way to get it to Miami in time for connecti
41 Santi319 : And if they did FLL - SEA it will most likely be a redeye as well....
42 ASFlyer : Well aware of the loads on this flight. As many here, including yourself, are quick to point out though, high loads don't necessarily equal high prof
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